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  • Profile: Nina Schlesener
  • Interview: Mark Vallance
  • Life or Death
  • White Gold
  • Wildflower ID
  • Bird ID
  • Tested: Lightweight hardshells and new gear

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Kendal Mountain Festival 2016

After welcoming over 14,500 visitors, hosting 100+ filmmakers and media and enjoying the company of a truly remarkable collection of guest speakers, Kendal Mountain Festival is back for 2016. The 2016 Kendal Mountain Festival will, as ever, feature hundreds of film screenings including a number of high-profile premieres looking to secure one of the 11 prestigious awards, including the ‘People’s Choice Award’ as voted by festival-goers over the weekend. Celebrating both the well documented and lesser-known feats of adventure, endurance and exploration, the Kendal team have worked hard to curate the very best and most entertaining schedule of speakers to accompany the films at this years’ festival. Headliners for 2016 include Alex Megos, the 20-year-old superstar of modern climbing, Cedar Wright, a US climber and filmmaker who’s travelled the world making daring first ascents, and some of the leading names from the UK and international mountain biking scene at the ever popular ‘Bike Night’. Kendal’s famous specialist events covering Climb, Bike, Snowsports, Endurance Sports, Underground (Cave) and Adventure & Exploration will once again dominate the schedule. This year’s Petzl Rock Session, hosted by Rob Greenwood from UKClimbing, celebrates the athletic and mental challenges of moving over the stone and features several masters of the art. Kendal are also proud to once again host The Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. Established in 1983 to commemorate the lives of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker, the Boardman Tasker Charitable Trust celebrates their legacy with an annual Award for Mountain Literature and Lifetime Achievement Award. The perfect environment for those making their first steps into the world of outdoor filmography and photography, The Kendal Mountain Film Academy provides the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to bring stories of adventure and exploration to life, delivered... read more

Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature Announces Shortlist

The shortlist has been announced for this year’s Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature. A total of 35 books were submitted, from personal journeys and adventures, biographies and autobiographies, to poetry and novels. This year’s judges Graham Desroy (Chair), Terry Gifford and Helen Mort have selected the following books for this year’s shortlist: Alex Honnold with David Roberts Alone on the Wall (Pan Macmillan) The cover of this book sends a shiver down the spine. The life of an un-roped solo climber is its sensational subject. But it is the quality of Alex Honnold’s articulation of his approach to this purest of pursuits that grabs the reader, together with his honesty about the personal costs of his lifestyle and amazing achievements, contextualised by David Roberts in this well-crafted book.   Simon McCartney The Bond (Vertebrate Publishing) Simon McCartney’s title is the theme of his book – the bond between climbers upon which he increasingly comes to rely in his accounts of two epic new routes in Alaska in 1978 and 1980 that demonstrate a remarkable self-awareness verging upon hubris, as he readily admits.   Steve Olson Eruption (W.W.Norton & Co) When a smoking Mount St Helens actually erupted on a spring Sunday morning in 1980 fifty-seven people were killed, some as far as thirteen miles away. Steve Olson not only tells their personal stories, but also turns the tension between the science and the cultural assumptions at play on that day into a drama that reads like a tragic thriller.   Mark Vallance Wild Country (Vertebrate Publishing) More than the story of ‘the man who made Friends’, this book reveals that the spirit brought to bear on friendships, climbs, BMC management and tough... read more

Introducing Montane’s new Gore-Tex Collection

Montane are launching a new Gore-Tex collection for the Autumn/Winter 2016 season. Announced earlier this year, Montane became the first technical outdoor manufacturer to receive a Gore license in over a decade. On announcement of receiving the Gore license, Montane’s brand director Jonathan Petty said: “From the outset, our philosophy has always been about enabling aspiring athletes to go further, faster by offering a combination of premium, specifically selected fabric technologies, cutting edge construction techniques and ensuring that our clothing and accessories are designed for distinct outdoor mountain pursuits. “Earning this Gore license is a great testament to our development and passion for applying and adhering to these principles. We are excited that this new partnership will see outdoor enthusiasts benefit from Montane’s exclusive designs combined with the total weather protection offered by Gore-Tex.” The Montane Gore-Tex® shell collection features three different Gore fabric technologies, each designed to meet the intense demands of alpinists, mountaineers, climbers, runners and walkers: • Gore-Tex® Pro for intense activities and extreme weather conditions • Gore-Tex® Active for high aerobic activities and cooler, mixed weather • Gore® C-Knit™ backer technology for low to mid activity levels and variable weather conditions Gore Windstopper® is also incorporated in the collection to deliver high performance windproof breathable functionality. Highlights from Montane’s AW16 collection – available from 15th August – include: Gore-Tex® Pro styles: Montane Endurance Pro Jacket – £430 RRP Fully featured extreme conditions mountaineering shell Designed to cater for the technical requirements of climbers and alpinists 40 Denier Gore-Tex® Pro zoned with 70 Denier Gore-Tex® Pro offers ultimate weather protection and durability Tailored ‘action back’ fit... read more
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David Lintern

David Lintern

Editor

A member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and an Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival Photography Award winner, David is an expert outdoor photographer and writer who is passionate about all things outdoors. His passion and experience brings Mountain Pro to life.

Lucy Wallace

Lucy Wallace

Gear Editor

Gear editor, Lucy Wallace, is based on the Isle of Arran. Lucy is an experienced winter mountain leader and member of the Mountain Leader Training Association. A dedicated outdoor blogger and owner of arranwildwalks.co.uk, Lucy has the expertise and location to test outdoor kit to its limits.

Tom Hutton

Tom Hutton

Gear Editor

Tom is an experienced outdoor editor with some of the UK’s biggest outdoor titles. He’s equally at home walking, climbing, skiing, or cycling, and his passion for the outdoors is matched only by his love of nature in general. Tom is the current chairman of BMC Wales/Cymru, sits on the National Council for the BMC and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Guild.


WIN!  ELLIOT BROWN’S SPECIAL EDITION WATCH IN SUPPORT OF MOUNTAIN RESCUE

rsz_mr_pr_launch_shot_1British watch brand Elliot Brown has teamed up with Mountain Pro to give away a Mountain Rescue England & Wales special edition watch to raise awareness of this voluntary organisation that provides an essential, life saving service.

The limited edition Mountain Rescue watch 202-012 (£360) is based on Elliot Brown’s durable Canford collection.

For your chance to win, complete the form below:

Mountain rescue watch competition July
For the terms and conditions, click here.
Winner drawn and contacted on the 15 September 2016.
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