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08/03/2019
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FURTHER. FASTER. Podcast Ep11 – Science at Extremes with Dr Melanie Windridge

Click on the image or below to listen   In this edition we speak with Dr Melanie Windridge, she describes herself as a speaker and a writer… with a taste for adventure. Also, she is currently a plasma physicist working in fusion energy. This combined with a healthy obsession with the Northern Lights has led to her to write the groundbreaking book ‘Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights’. Melanie also has a blog called ‘Science At Extremes’ which led from her successful Everest expedition where she took a distinctly... Read More

05/04/2018
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A Synthetic Insulation Masterclass from Country Walking

This month’s Country Walking Magazine has a fantastic advertorial outlining what to look for in an efficient and top quality insulation piece.  I.e. fit, technology, maneuverability, design, and value. The Icarus and Phoenix are the epitome of this ethos, with a myriad of technical touches, expertly designed detail, a maneuverable and athletic fit, all constructed around the revolutionary Primaloft ThermoPlume synthetic insulation.  They are the first of their kind, and a bold step towards bridging the perceived gap between synthetic and natural insulation.

30/03/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre III

Continue Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre II          Cerro Torre IV Making do: a Masterclass 7:30am and I’m swinging my axe gingerly into a neve eyebrow. My back is against bare rock and my feet are pressed onto the opposite wall, where the snow and occasional blobs of neve are pasted to the rock. I hope the axe placement sticks! The dawn is doing its thing and I can see my surroundings now. The dim beam of my headtorch is now... Read More

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

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

15/03/2018
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Jernleden Recce: The Iron Trail

  John Bamber is an old friend of Montane, and a highly accomplished Polar Explorer in his own right. He recently undertook a mini-expedition to Arctic Sweden to support Phil and Scott’s Lake Baikal World Record Attempt, and scope out routes for an audacious route for a number of new races the pair are thinking about. Fancy a trip to Arctic Sweden? Obvious answer is yes. When the question is from Phil and Scott the RD’s of the Montane Spine Race then the why/what for has to be interesting. “Bring... Read More

minimus stretch ultra | montane 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