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Further Faster

29/03/2018
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Tom Kahler: Photography and Adventure

Tom Kahler is a young Sheffield based photographer who uses his incredible pictures to celebrate the vastness of the outdoors and  his love of moving through it.  Tom tells us how photography has informed his appreciation of the outdoors, and vice versa. Follow Tom’s adventures: <Previous Page          Next Page> Q:  What inspired you to get into photography? I’ve always had a desire to travel and I’ve always had a bad memory, I started shooting photos simply to remember the places I’ve been. I then found myself... Read More

Sally Fawcett Run Diaries 1 27/03/2018

SALLY FAWCETT: Run Diaries I

Follow Sally’s Diary <Previous          Next> Each month, Team Montane Athlete Sally Fawcett shares an insight into the world of elite fell running.  This month demonstrates race-specific training, and the benefits of planned flexibility when it comes to writing programmes:   Training for the first part of the year had all been geared towards High Peak Marathon. This was an event I was really looking forward to as it’s a team race, 4 of you run together through the night, 44 miles around the Derwent Watershed from Edale.... Read More

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Denali I: Now the Fun Begins

< Previous Page          Next Page > Struggling to Keep Up to Date Apologies, I am posting this update slightly out of order. Between cramped long-haul flights, jet lag, the actual climbs themselves and recovery, I have found it difficult to keep up to date with my trip reports. I still have Carstensz and Elbrus to catch up on. However, I thought I would get this report out on time to provide an update on my current movements. I will back fill the other reports when I... Read More

16/03/2018

UKC Climbing Competition – Win a Spider Hoodie

A new addition to Montane’s Spring/Summer 2018 range, the Spider Hoodie incorporates a variety of new technologies and materials to produce an efficient and durable technical mid-layer Montane Spider Hoodie, Firefly Orange The Montane Spider Hoodie is an all new lightweight and technical alpine hooded fleece pull-on designed for climbers, by climbers. High performance is hardwired into the inherent materiality of this lightweight and quick-drying midlayer.  Its high stretch Pontentorto Tecnostretch fabric incorporates a CORDURA face for enhanced durability whilst fitting close to the body through a full range of... Read More

15/03/2018
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Montane Spine Race Organiser Sets New World Record

Scott Gilmour, organiser of the Montane Spine Race and old friend of Montane was recently part of a 3 man British expedition that set a new speed record for an unsupported crossing the world’s largest (by volume) freshwater lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal. The team covered a distance of around 640km (497 miles) in 12 12 days, 21 hours and 13 minutes, finishing on Wednesday 14 March at 02:08 local time. The trio beat the previous record of 13 days and 16 hours, set by Kevin Vallely and Ray Zahab in 2010,... Read More

BMC Mend Our Mountains make one million | Montane 15/03/2018
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MONTANE SUPPORT ‘MEND OUR MOUNTAINS’

Montane are the first brand to answer the BMC’s rallying cry to preserve Britain’s mountainous areas from degradation and overuse. We are passionate about protecting these inspiring and beautiful places are maintained and enjoyed for years to come, and have committed to donating 1% of our website sales to this cause.  It is our hope we can not only contribute to the cause , but also inspire other big players in the industry to take such an active interest in the longevity of our precious outdoor environment.   To find... Read More

15/03/2018

Montane Welcome new Brand Ambassador

Marie in her Phoenix Jacket and Resolute Beanie Introducing new Montane Brand Ambassador Marie.  You may already recognise her from our new VIA Trail Series imagery.  Marie’s outdoor interests are varied, allowing her to get the most out of any given day in the Alps around Chamonix where she lives, or further afield for more extreme adventures: ‘I have a big year ahead; more ice climbing whilst the ice still holds, ultra marathons when the weather improves, and I’m planning a big climbing project in South America in November. Montane clothing offers me... Read More

14/03/2018

Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Gear Test

Our Minimus Stretch Ultra Jacket rose above 145 other products to be awarded the title of ‘Most Flexible’ in Backpacker Magazine’s Gear Guide this month. The jacket was put through its paces by testers in a variety of scenarios in a variety of environments, from navigating boulders in Colorado’s Indian Peaks Wilderness, to scaling the cliffs of Australia’s Murramarang National Park.  A particular hit with testers were the Minimus Stretch’s cuffs, which extend over the backs of the hands for extra drip protection, with one particularly long-armed tester remarking ‘No... Read More

01/03/2018
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#MYMONTANE Competition launched!

Tell us the stories you’ve shared with Montane equipment or clothing for a chance to win £150 worth of Montane kit. We are with you not just for the summit, but the slog, the race not just the finish.  Every time you thought it was too wet, windy or cold to step out but did so anyway. Every time you committed to a line and every time you failed until you succeeded. We are as much a part of your story as you are ours. To commemorate 25 years pushing... Read More

17/02/2018
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KILIMANJARO II: Summit and Back

< Previous Page          Next Page > A Windy Night in Kosovo Camp Tuesday night at Kosovo Camp the wind blew strong all night. In the strongest gusts my tent would lay over covering me in fabric, then pop up again when it eased off. That combined with the constant rustle of the tent flapping in the wind made it difficult to sleep. At about 23:30 I heard voices outside. Sticking my head out the tent door I saw a large team slowly creeping up the hill.... Read More