June 2015


Marcus Scotney’s 7 deadly sins

With 7 weeks to go before the Montane Lakeland 100 & 50, ultra distance runner & Team Montane member Marcus Scotney takes some time to talk through race prep for brave participants. The seven deadly sins of the Montane Lakeland 50/100 Brothers and sisters, with seven weeks to go before the Montane Lakeland 100 or 50, I want us to reflect not only on preparing our bodies with the disciplined training we are doing, but also on preparing our minds on the vices and cardinal sins that can beseech us. Let us not... Read More


100,000km solo world circumnavigation halfway point

Australian Benji Rodgers-Wilson is currently halfway through a 100,000km solo world circumnavigation expedition. To date, he has cycled 28,000km and 3,500 nautical miles. At the end of stage 2, he is preparing for the next stage, which includes the daunting feat of rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. At 4,000 nautical miles, that’s no walk in the park. Benji reflects briefly on his highs and lows so far. At the time of writing I’m at about the halfway point, having crossed Australia, the Indonesian Archipelago, Southeast Asia, Southern China, Japan, the Russian... Read More


Lite-Speed scoops TGO ‘Best Buy’

The Lite-Speed Jacket is a classic Montane windproof that has been tried, tested and proven over many years. It has been redesigned for the Spring / Summer 2015 season – still firmly focused on hillwalking and providing versatility, it features  super lightweight, fast drying windproof fabric PERTEX® Mini Rip-stop fabric. UK magazine The Great Outdoor‘s June issue tests out the Lite-Speed’s latest incarnation.  Facing competition from 10 other brands, reviewer Daniel Neilson awarded it TGO’s coveted ‘Best Buy’ award, togther with a full 5/5* rating. Finding ‘nothing’ wrong with it, he... Read More