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Tom Ballard 01/03/2019

Statement on the situation with Tom Ballard and Daniele Nardi

Many have reached out over the last few days to show their support and inquire about the ongoing efforts to locate missing British alpinist and Montane sponsored Athlete Tom Ballard and his Italian climbing partner Daniele Nardi. The pair were attempting to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat, in the Pakistan Himalaya and have not been in contact with the team at base camp since Sunday. Official search efforts began yesterday (Thursday) with the assistance of the Pakistan Army and several experienced mountaineering teams from the vicinity. We continue to... Read More

05/03/2018
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Tom Ballard: Cerro Torre II

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 bouldering in the last few years. Not since I spent an Autumn bouldering in Ticino in 2011. Patience is the greatest skill... Read More

18/01/2018
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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

15/01/2018
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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. 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 pace at the front of the field. The Durham-based runner arrived at the second major check point, Hawes, on Monday morning at 08:42am, 174km into the... Read More

08/12/2017
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COMPETE VS COMPLETE: REFLECTIONS FROM THE BACK OF THE FIRST MONTANE CHEVIOT GOAT WINTER ULTRA

The very first Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra took place at 05:30 on Saturday 2 December 2017 in Northumberland. Wim Stevenson was on the start line and ultimately completed the course, finishing in 21:54:26. He gives us his unique perspective of this epic ultra endurance race… Ultra-marathon running is a lot of things. It is also not a lot of things. The premise is brutally simple; get from A to B without giving up. For a select few, giving up could equate to a matter of moments and mean the... Read More

24/11/2017
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DOUBLE WIN FOR THE MONTANE MEN’S ALPINE SPIRIT WATERPROOF JACKET

Outdoor Enthusiast’s Winter 2017 issue contains some exciting news for our Men’s and Women’s Alpine Spirit Jackets. In a softshell jackets round-up, the Montane Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jackets won three out of four possible awards. Testing by Dan Aspel and Jen Roberts centered around breathability, comfort and use in high intensity activities in colder, windier conditions. In the Men’s category, Dan found that the Montane Men’s Alpine Spirit Waterproof Jacket offered “a host of pleasing details and features to enjoy”, from the fabric and lining, to the size of the pockets.... Read More

01/11/2017
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NEW WOMEN’S PHOENIX JACKET SCOOPS OUTDOOR ENTHUSIAST ‘BEST BUY’

Our brand new Montane Women’s Phoenix Jacket has only recently arrived in stores and is already making a name for itself. Gear reviewer Lucy Wallace tests it out in Outdoor Enthusiast’s Autumn issue, finding it “very warm and durable” and awarding it ‘Best Buy’. She highlights its innovative use of synthetic PrimaLoft ThermoPlume insulation technology, which comes closer to natural down than ever before. The next evolution towards creating a high performing synthetic fill, PrimaLoft ThermoPlume mimics the fluidity, feel and aesthetics of goose down more closely. It gives the... Read More

23/10/2017
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JON GUPTA SETS NEW KILIMANJARO SPEED ASCENT RECORD

Montane Athlete Jon Gupta sets a new English speed ascent record for Mt Kilimanjaro of just 8hrs 11mins. 2017 was Jon Gupta’s year. Starting in January, he and Tom Sutherland became the first team ever to complete the 430 mile category of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra, enduring temperatures as low as -44°C over a gruelling 12 days. In May, not only did he guide client Mollie Hughes into the record books (she became the youngest woman in the world to scale Everest successfully from both north and south sides),... Read More

07/09/2017
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10/10 FOR MONTANE TRAIL SERIES TIGHTS

With autumnal weather approaching, a pair of long running tights is essential if you are planning to continue your outdoor missions. The Montane Trail Series Tights are such a pair. Forming part of our seminal Montane VIA Trail Series® range, they are lightweight, hyper stretchy and come complete with a Polygiene antibacterial finish. Specifically designed for the trails with shin panels for increased abrasion resistance while running on rougher terrain or through low vegetation, their intelligent design has been recognised by fitness guru Jack Hart in Trail Running magazine’s Oct-Nov... Read More

05/09/2017
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MONTANE TO SPONSOR THE CHEVIOT GOAT WINTER ULTRA

Montane unveils a brutal new winter ultra endurance event in the heart of Northumberland, UK. Montane is pleased to announce official headline sponsorship of the Montane Cheviot Goat Winter Ultra. Starting and finishing in the village of Ingram, Northumberland, the Montane Goat is the first non-stop race of its kind to cover the Cheviot Hills. Considered to be one of the last true wild places left in England, the Cheviots are a sprawling hill range straddling the Anglo-Scottish border with one of the lowest population densities recorded anywhere in the... Read More