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

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

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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre II

Continue Tom’s Patagonian adventure: Cerro Torre I          Cerro Torre III          Cerro Torre IV   Patience is a Virtue That’s been our problem, the wind. Patience… Waiting for ‘weather windows’ down in the ‘mini Cham’ of El Chalten is too good a thing really. You can go for a beer or a coffee and catch up on social media before heading to the crags or bountiful boulders. I started out my climbing ‘career’ way back when I was a nipper, bouldering. I haven’t done much... Read More


MONTANE Announce BAIML Test Team

As part of Montane’s commitment to develop outstanding clothing and equipment for the mountains, our product development programme has expanded to include a test team selected from members of Montane’s brand partner the British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML). International Mountain Leaders travel the globe leading expeditions for both clients and their own love of adventure.  As such, the variety of disciplines they employ, and the range of environments they operate in, create immensely well rounded and competent outdoor operator. This means they know what they need to achieve... Read More


Britain’s most brutal race concludes

Despite severe weather, 53 competitors from 13 countries complete the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, Britain’s most brutal race. Highlights of today’s final day of racing can be viewed above or here Kirk Yetholm, Scotland, Sunday, 21 January 2018: Despite hugely challenging conditions over the seven days, 53 out of 118 competitors finished the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race. Athletes from 13 countries battled waist-deep snow drifts, 50mph-plus winds, heavy rain and extreme windchill to arrive at Kirk Yetholm’s Border Hotel, the traditional end point of the Pennine Way National Trail and... Read More


Keith retires, Paloncý takes the lead

Eoin Keith retires from Britain’s most brutal race, leaving Pavel Paloncý in the lead; Carol Morgan retains her 30km lead in the women’s race; extreme weather temporarily halts the race Highlights from Wednesday 17th January Spine Race Bellingham, Northumberland, UK, Wednesday, 17 January, 2018: It was another dramatic day at the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, with the retirement of race-leader Eoin Keith (IRL) 345km into the 420km race. Course record-holder Keith had been in first place since the retirement of race leader Jim Mann (GBR) at check point (CP) four, Alston... Read More


The fall of Mann, Keith takes over

Jim Mann retires from Britain’s most brutal race, to leave Eoin Keith in the lead; Carol Morgan remains first women despite “big lows” Episode 5 • Montane​ Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️ Episode 5 • Montane Spine Race TV. *Best viewed in HD* Posted by Montane Spine Race on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 Today’s highlights can be viewed above or are available here Alston, Cumbria, United Kingdom, Tuesday, 16 January, 2018: It was a dramatic day at the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, with the retirement of race-leader Jim Mann (GBR). Mann... Read More


Mann of the moment

Jim Mann is ahead of course-record pace at the Montane Spine Race, Britain’s most brutal race; Carol Morgan leads the women’s race; weather expected to worsen Episode 4 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️ Episode 4 • Montane Spine Race TV Posted by Montane Spine Race on Monday, 15 January 2018 Today’s highlights can be viewed above or are available here Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom, Monday, 15 January, 2018: Just over half way into the 2018 MONTANE® Spine® Race, Jim Mann (GBR) is setting a scorching... Read More


Huitzing and Hopkinson break MONTANE Spine Challenger records

Dutchman Wouter Huitzing and Briton Emma Hopkinson set course records for the the174km race; Jim Mann sets a scorching early pace in the full Spine® Race Episode 3 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 ⚠️Watch now! Episode 3 • Montane Spine Race TV 2018 #SpineRace #Montane Posted by Montane Spine Race on Sunday, 14 January 2018 Highlights from today’s action on the Montane Spine Race and Spine Challenger can also be viewed here Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom, Sunday, 14 January, 2018: Wouter Huitzing (NED) has won the... Read More


Bourne and Huitzing lead the Montane Spine Challenger

Britain’s Simon Bourne and the Netherlands’ Wouter Huitzing are the joint leaders of the174km race; Emma Hopkinson (GBR) leads the women’s race   Episode 2 – Highlights from today’s Spine Challenger, also available here Edale, Peak District National Park, United Kingdom, Saturday, 13 January, 2018: As the MONTANE Spine® Challenger goes into its first night, Simon Bourne (GBR) and Wouter Huitzing (NED) jointly lead the race after about 80km. Huitzing had been the first to break away, setting a scorching pace out of Edale and up Jacob’s Ladder. Bourne wasn’t... Read More