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Jenny Tough

trail running magazine trailblazer 30 | montane 05/03/2019
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TRAIL RUNNING MAGAZINE: TRAILBLAZER 30 NEAR PERFECT SCORE

Jen and Sim Benson recently reviewed the Trailblazer 30 as part of a large-scale fastpacking pack test. The Trailblazer 30 was the largest pack in-test.  However, its efficient use of intuitive features and fantastic back/harness system allowed it to stand out amongst the pack: “The brand new Trailblazer has an adjustable back system offering a great fit across a range of sizes.  The 30 L capacity makes it perfect for longer adventures and the well-designed features allow you to keep kit organised and nutrition within easy reach.  The stiffened back... Read More

Jenny tough Further Faster Podcast Episode 8 | Montane 30/11/2018
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FURTHER. FASTER. PODCAST. EPISODE EIGHT

Click the above image to download Welcome to episode 8 of Further Faster, in association with Montane. This is the podcast that invites ultra athletes, mountaineers and explorers to understand how, and why, they do what they do. In this episode, presenter Daniel Neilson talks to the remarkable expedition runner Jenny Tough. We say expedition runner, but it’s hard to really know how to define the 30-year-old Canadian, now living in Scotland. She’s a runner, of course, but these days not racing so much. It is perhaps best to define... Read More

Fastpacking 101 packing guide | Montane 09/10/2018
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JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: PACKING GUIDE

In fastpacking, the less you carry the further you travel and the faster you get there.  Jenny tough is an expert in packing JUST enough. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Fastpacking is all about finding the balance between efficiency and utility.  It is important to ensure your kit remains lightweight without compromising safety, but also remember a modicum of comfort – used sparingly and strategically – will help you perform. As mentioned previously, I tend to follow the rule that everything in my (preferably... Read More

Fastpacking 101 packing | Montane 08/10/2018
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JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: SYSTEMS

Success in the outdoors can be greatly improved by mastering a few systems in a manner suitable to your pursuit.  Jenny Tough knows the tolerances of these systems is exceedingly fine when it comes to fastpacking success. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Like so much in the outdoors, your enjoyment of it – and how you move through it – relies heavily on how well you look after yourself.  call it what you want; self-maintenance, personal admin, grooming etc, if you don’t know how... Read More

Fastpacking 101 basics | Montane 07/10/2018
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JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: THE BASICS

Jenny Tough touches on the fundamentals of fastpacking, forming the basis of kit selection and expedition ethos. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND Fastpacking, endurance running, runventuring, runtouring… The sport is so new and fledging that we can’t even agree on what to call it yet. Basically, fastpacking is where ultra running meets trekking – covering long distances, at a running pace, with a backpack full of kit to stay out overnight (or a few nights). I can’t remember ever being introduced to fastpacking, but at... Read More

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JENNY TOUGH FASTPACKING: ICELAND

Jenny Tough travelled to Iceland for a week of fastpacking. A runventure completely lacking in agenda except for finding hot springs, killer bivvy spots, ice and fire, trolls and fairies. This is what Iceland is all about. Staring up at the looming peaks ahead of her, revealed for the first time by the typical Icelandic weather, she decide this adventure definitely needs a pointless summit, too. HOME     THE BASICS     SYSTEMS     PACKING GUIDE FASTPACKING ICELAND “…It wouldn’t be right to call this hard – this is a true... Read More