January 2021

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Summiting Ama Dablam

The culmination of over a years’ dedicated and highly specialised training, Montane ambassador Becks Ferry found herself and her team the only three people on the iconic 6802m peak in December 2020: 2020.  For so many of us it could only be described as an annus horribilis.  As I write this, 2021 hasn’t got off to the best of starts either.  Personally, my year had more ups and downs than the Mendip Hills.  To find myself bringing it to a close in the Himalayas was simply magical. I have written... Read More

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Prepare to Endure – an interview with Debbie Martin-Consani (2nd Female, SPINE 2020)

With the Spine Race sadly not going ahead next month as planned, and many using the start of a New Year to set new goals and challenges, we caught up with Montane Athlete Debbie Martin-Consani (2nd female 2020) to find out how she prepares for such a brutal undertaking: What is it about the spine that made you want to do it? Fear! The race terrified me.  The fear of the unknown, the fear of what was going to be thrown at me.  The fear of failure.  It excited and... Read More

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Be Prepared For Anything With Marcus Scotney’s Favourite Running Accessories

It’s often the little things that can make the biggest difference – especially when running in the winter. Things like cold hands or uncomfortable feet can make even the shortest training run feel like a feat of endurance. To ensure you are well prepared for the hardships of winter running we spoke to Montane Marcus Scotney to find out his favourite winter running accessories: PRISM DRY LINE WATERPROOF MITTS PrimaLoft GOLD insulation, Pertex Outer, FREEFLOW Mantle waterproof lining with a brushed microfleece backer. “The new Prism Dry Line Waterproof Mitts... Read More

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Athletes’ Favourite Running Shells

Running in winter can be an unpredictable affair, and kit choice can mean the difference between getting the most out of your sessions. We have a number of different running shells that fulfil a range of different roles, and have asked our pro athlete roster to tell us why they like their favourites: MINIMUS STRETCH ULTRA The ultimate all-round use running shell. Using Pertex Shield 2.5 layer waterproof membrane under a 20D face fabric, this close-fitting, stretchy jacket is the perfect blend between durability, dependability, and packability. It has just... Read More


The Illusion of Preparation

January is often thought of as a time for new beginnings, clean slates, and fearlessly stepping into the unknown of a new goal.⁠ ⁠ We think of it as more a time to prepare. To build on hard-fought miles amidst the oppressing dark, and ensure you are in the best possible position to squeeze every last drop out of the increasing light.⁠ Montane Ambassador Jordan Wylie says: “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”  Taking stock of... Read More