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The Lockdown Q&A – #9: Jon Gupta

15th June 2020 | 0 comments

As we all continue to live with restrictions on our outdoor activities, we talk to some of the world’s best mountaineers and mountain athletes about what they are doing to stay fit and focused during the Covid crisis…

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Climb three 6,000m peaks in 2016 with Trek & Mountain!

7th January 2016 | 0 comments

Want to do something extra-ordinary in 2016? Well why not join Trek & Mountain’s reader expedition to Nepal, during which the team will be trekking to, and climbing, not one – but THREE – 6,000m peaks?! Leaving the UK on 30th March 2016 and returning on 27th April, the Khumbu 3 Peaks team will be flying to Lukla and straight …

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Polartec celebrates the use of one billion plastic bottles in their fabrics

8th July 2015 | 0 comments

Polartec has announced that they’ve used one billion’s worth of clear plastic bottles in the production of fabric used by major brands such as Rab, Montane, Mountain Equipment, Patagonia and Norrona. Since 2003, Polartec has been recycling plastic bottles and using them to create fabric used in outdoor gear. In 2010, they partnered with Unifi to produce high quality recycled …

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Kirkpatrick reports on epic Antarctic adventure

13th February 2014 | 0 comments

T&M columnist Andy Kirkpatrick files a report from Antarctica about his latest adventure, which involved big wall climbing and base-jumping… I was in the climbing doldrums, a trip to the towers of Paine cancelled, no sign of enough work to fund any future adventures, when one evening an email popped up on my phone: “Andy. I think I have a …

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Montane to sponsor Iceman Polar Race

23rd October 2013 | 0 comments

Outdoor gear manufacturers Montane have signed up to be the lead sponsor of next year’s Iceman Polar Race – a new 150km ski-mountaineering ultra event set deep in the wilderness of Arctic Greenland. Teams of three or four will take to the ice as they battle their way across the world’s largest National Park in Northern Greenland from 13 – …