ShAFF is back with Montane as Headline sponsor for 2021

The Sheffield Adventure Film Festival has grown over the years to become one of the world’s premier outdoor and adventure big screen gatherings. I’ve volunteered as a host for screenings, put up signs and everything in between. I have a relationship with the festival, they are a family, rather than a show as such. This…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – My Take

For those who’ve been willing to read the letters I fumble together over the years, making it to the bottom of what are increasingly becoming time consuming bodies of text, you’ll know mental health is a topic, a subject, a series of linked experiences I can talk in depth about. Stigmas are being overcome, however,…

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Shifting Trail Running Expectations

For years, many of us in flatter counties (including myself) have spent our time, energy & resources to travel to areas with mountains, elevation, waterfalls & features that appeal to our inner wilderness hunting compass. Often, we can neglect, forget or take for granted what is on our doorstep. It becomes too comfortable and/or familiar,…

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There was snow in the south

I kid you not Nae photoshop on this page! Heading out with my tripod, camera and remotes (its in my right hand, hence the fist) I set about using my lunch break a little differently, to capture what could be one of the only days the good old Milton of Keynes experiences for a while.…

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My 2020 Christmas Day

Purposeful Adventure With restrictions, evolving and confusing guidance, new laws, social pressure and a host of other variables that float in the subconscious, a construct of our current society, much of this our own interpretations and standards we set ourselves. We have all felt the strain of late, promises and hopes continually dashed, frustrations born…

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Rainspotting – Global Watch Party TONIGHT- 25th March 2020

RAINSPOTTING An 84-hour bikepacking ramble through Scotland’s gloomy Grampians… In light of all their film screening & talk cancellations, Pannier.cc & Brother Cycles are to release their new bikepacking film – Rainspotting – via “Watch Party” at 19.30GMT Wednesday 25th March 2020.

 And, they’d like as many of you to join as possible… Watch party…

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Wrath – The Review

Adventure In an age of organised races, 4G and airbnb, what lengths do you have to go to, in order to experience life in a raw, unfiltered and disconnected way? Multi day stage races and courses with ever increasing distances/climbing continue to grow in popularity, however, there remains a degree of sterilisation for all those…

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Montane launch new Trail Blazer pack Series

Fast packing, mountain marathons, adventure racing, multi day adventures…. they all share one thing in common, the necessity to carry kit over an extended period of time, often over challenging terrain, whilst the wearer is generally moving pretty fast. Yes, other than a few individuals who can seemingly run at a mere mortals average marathon…

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I stood on a pair of skis

Yeah yeah, it’s skiing, every millennial has been on a season or a school trip. Well no. 57 days shy of turning 29, today I stood on a pair of skis for the first time in my life. On a break in the Cairngorms, more specifically, Aviemore, with snow falling in the valley, I took…

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Jasmin Paris wins the Montane Spine Race Outright

This year’s Spine Race has been different from recent years. The countless snow drifts are absent, instead this mild (let’s use that term cautiously) January has instead given more spring/autumnal weather. However, much like the OMM, the Spine Race has an ability to conjure up the worst weather that the British Isles can summon on command,…

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