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6 weeks until Summer Spine Race 2021!

Starting 19th June, ‘Britain’s Most Brutal’ Summer Spine was intended by the race organisers to be the ‘fun’ versions of the infamous winter Spine, where racers are plunged into the bleak, beautiful and brutal Northern winter. However, the Summer race is not without its challenges. Storms, freezing temperatures and all-round terrible conditions are a constant theme along the Pennine Way. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. This year, in conjunction with the usual ‘full’ Spine and Challenger races, covering the Pennine Way in its entirety and the first... Read More

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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

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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


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

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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

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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

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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

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Marcus Scotney’s Limestone Way FKT Kit

Montane Athlete Marcus Scotney broke the 46-mile Limestone Way FKT this Easter Saturday (3 April 2021) with a time of 6hrs 18mins – 3hrs 23mins faster than the previous record which stood since 2016. It was a lean, fast, attempt, with an emphasis on maintaining speed and limited down-time spent changing layers and resupplying. This is reflected in the kit Marcus chose; a core of versatile layers and accessories was supplemented with super packable and lightweight shell layers that were intended to stay in his pack until absolutely necessary. RUNNING... Read More


Mother’s Day Gifts

Support is an important part of the outdoors, and there’s always someone you can rely on to share in the satisfaction of a summit, commiserations at the 100th failed attempt, and everything in between. This is the perfect way to show someone that you believe in them as much as they do you… MONTANE WOMEN’S PROTIUM FLEECE HOODIE The Montane Women’s Protium Fleece Hoodie’s combination of simple, efficient design and clever fabric technology makes it a simple, efficient, versatile and comfy mid-layer.  Perfect for taking the chill off early-summer summits... 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