malcolm bass

jon gupta alpine resolve talibalan | montane 03/11/2020
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Until Another Day

Jon Gupta recounts a halcyon climb of Talibalan (V6***) with fellow Montane athlete Malcolm Bass towards the end of last years Scottish winter season: The adventure started early. Scottish winter climbs always do. Dark, wild and with the familiar feeling of fear and adventure sat deep in my stomach. Even after years of winter climbing and mountaineering those feelings of anticipation and uncertainty are always present. Malcolm, Hamish and I jumped into my van and we drove the extra few kilometres to the end of an unfamiliar track. Packs heavy,... Read More

extreme smock review | montane 27/01/2020
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The utterly bombproof Extreme Smock featured as part of a ‘Pertex/Pile’ retrospective in The Great Outdoors Magazine recently. In the seasonal spirit of retrospection, we take a look at how this pivotal piece of technical outerwear came to prominence, why it still has its place in the modern outdoorsman’s wardrobe, and what the future holds in store for this simple yet effective technology: The combination of thick, heavy pile insulation under a breathable Pertex weather-resistant shell membrane first came about in the 80’s. They were warm, windproof, fast-wicking and quick-drying,... Read More


MACC Fund: Autumn 17 – Spring 18 Preface

The Montane Alpine Climbing Club Fund  17-18 Season – Malcolm Bass, Alpine Club Member, Ex-MACC Fund Sub Committee Chairman, Montane Athlete, Alpinist.   Thanks to a generous donation from a club member, combined with Alpine Club and Montane recurring funding, we are currently able to support more expeditions than ever before. But we are getting more applications than ever before, and most of them are for appropriate objectives. This is good news in that it shows that exploratory alpinism within the Alpine Club is in rude good health. But it... Read More


MACC Fund: Janhukot Expedition Success

2018 BRITISH JANHUKOT (6805M) EXPEDITION Guy Buckingham recounts the recent MACC Fund expedition to summit Janhukot – a hitherto unclimbed peak that has alluded all who have attempted it until now.  Only Montane Athlete Malcolm Bass (also on this expedition) has previously came close to summiting. On the 6th of June 2018, the British team of Guy Buckingham, Malcolm Bass and Paul Figg succeeded in making the 1st ascent of the Janhukot[1] in the Garhwal region of the Indian Himalaya via the south west buttress onto the south ridge. This... Read More

Further Faster Podcast Malcolm Bass 27/04/2018

Further. Faster. Podcast. Episode II: Malcolm Bass

Welcome to the Further. Faster. Podcast, in association with Montane, the podcast that asks ultra athletes, mountaineers and adventurers the why and the how. In this second episode, presenter Daniel Neilson talks to British Alpinist Malcolm Bass. Malcolm discusses how he started his climbing career, his caving roots in North Yorkshire, how he manages to combine his passion with his full-time job as a Clinical Psychologist as well as how that helps him choose the ideal climbing partner, with Malcolm discussing his next Himalayan project and why he’s got the... Read More