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Ambassador

11/05/2021
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Mark Kerry Dales Highway FKT

During the 6-7 May 2021 Montane Ambassador Mark Kerry set a new Dales Highway FKT of 20hrs 30mins 59secs. The Dales Highway is a 90-mile trail between Saltaire and Appleby-in-Westmorland. It effectively dissects the Yorkshire Dales National Park before crossing into the Lake District and has 4500m of Elevation. Upon finishing, Mark broke the previous FKT set by a team comprising of Mark Collinson, Matt Neale and Davie Dixon – a time of 26 hours and 15 minutes – back in 2017. Mark broke their record by 4hrs 45 minutes.... 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

16/03/2021
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Protium Pull-On Review

Montane Ambassador Hannah Campbel of www.theferallady.com has found her new favourite piece of kit; the Protium Pull-On. Here’s why: The Protium uses Montane’s Thermo Grid fleece fabric with a brushed inner, which feels super comfortable and wicks moisture away well. It’s smooth outer face and close fit makes it an excellent layering piece. Comfort aside, the real plus for Hannah is the Protium’s overall useability. It’s simplicity – born of a refined but well considered feature set makes it incredibly versatile without sacrificing wearability. ” Whether you’re a daily mountain... Read More

03/03/2021
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Looking Out and Up

My biggest achievement is not a tangible success; an epic send of a hard grade boulder, a mountain summit or even the opportunity to travel to really experience different places, cultures or activities. My biggest achievement is still ongoing. Recovery from a severe eating disorder, PTSD and other mental health issues that stole most of my life. For many years I lived in a fragile body that could barely walk, trapped in the prison of my own mind. I found faith in God and discovered indoor bouldering about 4 years... Read More

03/03/2021
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Achievement | Challenge

By Jen Scotney Greatest Achievement I was called to the Bar in 2005 and for 14 years I worked as a Human Rights Lawyer, specialising in representing young people in prison on life sentences. I spent long days both at my desk and across the country in high-security prisons. My greatest achievement was winning a human rights case at The Supreme Court, the highest court in England and Wales, and changing the Parole Board’s policy on the review of prisoners. I went into law to fight for fairness and equality... Read More

02/03/2021
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Down, Not Out: The Art of Being Injured

By Katy Parrott ‘I’m afraid you’ve probably done your ACL’, says the Doc. ‘I reckon I’ll still be good to go for the 4- miler tomorrow’, I replied, 20 minutes after the incident, high as a kite on fentanyl. From then on, if I had a tenner every time I heard, ‘You are going to be the worst patient ever’, I would be a millionaire right now. To start with I believed them, but I’ve actually surprised myself with how I’ve adjusted to the trials and tribulations of being injured,... Read More

01/03/2021
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Lockdown Arete

When the pandemic arrived, I never really anticipated the impact it would have on my way of life. At first, my work as a Mountaineering Instructor came to a halt and I assumed it would just be a month or two before I was working back in the mountains. A few months later, I noticed toilet paper was being sold on the black market and Gwen down the road had started selling flour in paper bags out of her car boot. The chaos had exceeded my expectations to put it... Read More

28/01/2021
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Arctic Essentials

Montane has been a proud sponsor of the Montane Yukon Arctic Ultra for a long time now. With distances up to almost 700 km and temperatures as low as -50° Celsius it is billed as the world’s toughest and coldest ultra. We asked Race Director Robert Pollhammer to give us an overview of what his favourite Montane products are when it comes to facing this kind of an extreme challenge. Here is what he told us. I have known Montane and their products for a long time and I have... Read More