Archive

April 2021

27/04/2021
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Montane Dragon’s Back

We are serious about endurance. It’s fitting, therefore, that we are to commence sponsorship of one of the UK’s premier ultra-endurance events – the Montane Dragon’s Back – the year it extends its course to 380km of distance and 17,400m of ascent. The race will now also run over six days. Montane and the Dragon’s Back share a history of incredible feats of endurance, with Montane athletes setting the course record twice over the past 2 iterations of the race. Montane athlete Galen Reynolds currently holds the course record, and... Read More

pac plus | montane 22/04/2021

BMC Hiking Essentials – Rachael Crewesmith’s Kit

Rachael has used Lightweight baselayers combined with heavy-duty shell and insulation layersto create a system that is durable in specific areas and breathable where it needs to be. In doing so, her kit list is versatile and tough. SHELL LAYERS Rachael has gone for a varied approach for her waterproofs, choosing a durable jacket to combat wear and tear, and lightweight breathable pants: Alpine Spirit Gtx Waterproof Jacket (men’s and women’s – click to view) Minimus Waterproof Pants (men’s and women’s – click to view) BASELAYERS Rachael’s base layers are... Read More

22/04/2021
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BMC Hiking Essentials – Stephen Trenier’s Kit

Stephen emphasises lightweight and versatility in his kit, with each piece being able to fulfil numerous roles e.g. waterproofs that are breathable enough to act as wind-shells if need be. When combined, this kit list creates a robust system that will maximise your time spent – and enjoyment of – the outdoors: SHELL LAYERS Our weather is unpredictable, but it need not limit your enjoyment of the outdoors, and waterproofs are worth packing even when rain isn’t likely. As such, Stephen’s waterproof choices offer a balance of good all-round protection... Read More

19/04/2021
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BMC Women in Adventure Film Competition

Since its inception 7 years ago the BMC WIAFC has become a real fixture in the outdoor calendar. This year the field is looking strong as ever, with 32 new female-led adventure films available to watch. There are a number of ways your favourite film can win: 🏆 Most Watched AwardFor the most viewed on BMC Youtube Channel 🏆 Montane Women in Adventure Award 🏆 Make A Difference Award 🏆 Best Professional Film 🏆 Judges Special Mention Award The winners will be announced and screened at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2021, with the hope that... Read More

18/04/2021
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Earth Day 2021

On this day we are taking stock of how we are trying to make a positive change to our environment. Since our founding in 1993, we’ve aimed to achieve the highest standards of performance in our products at the same time as maintaining a responsible approach to our business. We are committed to using our voice and gear to help preserve our wild spaces. Over the years this key tenet has expanded to include more direct activism via partnerships and support of specific initiatives. Such as: The Climate Project: A... Read More

15/04/2021
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#respectthewild with BMC

As Britain escapes lockdown, home-grown adventure is set to explode this summer. But what special skills do you need to know if you’re heading up into the wilds of our hills and mountains? To help everyone Respect The Wild, the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has launched a new series of advice codes and films that reveal the secrets for sustainable and successful wilderness trips. Our message is simple: it’s time to Respect The Wild. The BMC have produced expert advice on how to wild camp, how to stay in your... Read More

15/04/2021
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Never Stood Still | CLIMB

We hear the irresistible call to adversity, and the compulsion to overcome it. The challenge is a hunger that can never truly be satiated.  In trying, we accomplish goals and feats we never dreamed of, yet we remain all firmly within its grasp.  It’s who we are, and just where we want to be. “I’m motivated by the freedom of being outside, and by being around people who share the same ambitions that I do. I love the danger, I love feeling fear and overcoming it. You have to be... Read More

15/04/2021
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Get Ready for your hiking adventures with Montane and the BMC

Full immersion in the outdoors is a luxury we have all been craving over the past year. With restrictions beginning to lift, and the urge to move through our wild and beautiful spaces ever-present, we have teamed up with the BMC for an event to cover the hiking essentials. Date: Thursday 22 AprilWhere: Zoom Hosted by avid hiker and TV presenter Mary-Ann Ochota and expert instructors Rachael Crewesmith and Stephen Trenier. Whether you are new to hiking, or just a bit rusty and after a refresher, this event will cover... Read More

08/04/2021
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Sharpnose: Winter Coast

Partnering up with ColdHouse and Pertex, we took a trip to one of the UK’s true hidden climbing gems; Lower Sharpnose. For many, a trip to the South West usually involves granite sea cliffs and maybe a spot of surfing. However, there is another reason to fill your tanks and make the drive down… Words: Montane Ambassador Tom NewberryPictures: Coldhouse & Pertex The north coast provides one of the most spectacular rock formations in the country, Lower Sharpnose. Hidden away below the watchful eyes of GCHQ Bude, many South West... Read More

06/04/2021

Series 2 Further. Faster. Podcast. Ep – 4

For season 2, we’ve been loosely theming our podcasts and this one has a clear thread. Yes, our two guests are both involved with bouldering what we really wanted to speak about was community, how it’s built up and what other disciplines can learn from bouldering. Annie Martin is part of one of the UK’s most popular bouldering YouTube channels Bouldering Dabrats’, a filmmaker, and jointly runs Beta Magazine, online climbing and outdoors magazine aimed at women. Through the magazine and YouTube channel, she’s one of the figures who addresses... Read More