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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Podcast of the Week – Episode 6

A new week, a new month, a broken promise and more podcast goodness. I listened to the first episode of the new  The Adventure Podcast – Terra Incognita, while flying to Munich to be a member of ISPO Awards 2019 Jury panel. I brought a book for the flight, but on the rare occasion I […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Cinq

The final chapter. Saved the biggest day till last. Looking at the stats over the past 6 days, I knew I was at 75.77 miles. 20 odd more than I’d ever run in a week before. Could I push it out to 100? Speaking to Mike, he recommended I visit Lac Blanc and get transport […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Quatre

Hills, Hills, Hills! You’re in a hilly place, so it’s only right you get given a hill session by the coach. A favourite session of mine and finally, I didn’t have to worry about topping out too soon or the fact the hill may not be steep enough. No photos. A tarmac road, nice houses, […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Trois

Sunday’s chill was welcomed, though at the time felt like a waste. Mountains, trails and limited time made it a hard call. Monday made up for it. And some. I set off back up to Mont Lechant from my base in Les Houches, taking the same trail to the top. Midway, after some 500 meters […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Deux

The show goes on. My quads hurt. Boy, the heads of my quads at my knees were tender. I couldn’t tense them, they’d taken a bashing on Day 1. Ahh. Cereal, coffee, electrolytes, car. Off for more. Mike drove us to Chamonix, where the main road was in grid lock. The Mont Blanc tunnel was […]

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South West Coast Path

Damian Hall set the Fastest Known Time in 2016 for completing the 630 mile South West Coastal Path, in 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. I would be running a 10 mile and a bit out and back from Mevagissey to Charlestown (and a bit extra). In this run, I’d discover that Damian is […]

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