November 2015

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Winter is coming

Team Montane athletes Malcolm Bass & Simon Yearsley prepare for some good old fashioned climbing and exploring this winter. The first flights of snow have fallen on our hills. Late autumnal storms are battering the west. The sun has lost its warmth. For lovers of winter the pulse is quickening: the object of our desire is suddenly within reach. By walking or running in the hills, every winter’s day can be enjoyed for what it is. Scudding black hail squalls whipping along the ridge, or the calm of muffling, moistening... Read More


Climbing Prodigy Tom Ballard Joins the Montane Team

We are pleased to announce that one of Europe’s most exciting young climbers has joined the Montane athlete team. Tom Ballard, 26, joins the company off the back of a remarkable achievement to become the first person to solo climb all six major faces of the Alps in one winter, a feat known as ‘Starlight and Storm’. Tom enjoys most of his climbing alone, and especially in the Italian Dolomites where he is currently based with his father. He has completed more than 250 routes in the area, including many winter ascents.... Read More