The early morning starts, and the sunset finishes. Reaching the depths of what you have to give, and demanding you search for more. That’s why we make Montane kit, to enable you to go beyond and experience more.
The Montane range is developed alongside elite athletes and proven at the world’s toughest endurance events, this range of clothing, packs, and accessories are purpose-built for journeying beyond— in your mind, in your body, and on the trail. For life Never Stood Still.
Charles Moll | Run Story
“Being fully immersed when moving through nature is true freedom. I am compelled to return to these places and to seek out new experiences because I am continually trying to improve, to lose time, to do better.
For me, this connection to the environment is an important source of inspiration. If you run with your head down, looking at the floor trying to push yourself, you will stop. Looking around and being aware of my place amongst nature encourages me to continue. It is almost self-perpetuating. I want to see what’s on top of the mountain, what is in the forest and what is next.
Being a long-distance runner is a lifestyle. It takes dedication, balance, and foresight. Juxtaposing being present with the expectation of what is coming. Overcoming hardships gives a tremendous sense of pride and confidence. I will be – and do – better than yesterday.
Running is everything I do. I work nights and finish late, but it gives me all day to run and train. Sometimes it's difficult to wake up after a long night of work – it’s a relationship; you must keep the balance between the good moments and the bad. When I finish a race or really long run I am proud of myself – I am a better version of myself than I was yesterday. It invariably means I can go further, spending more time on the trails." - Charles
Ruth Drastrup | Climb Story
“I’m motivated by the freedom of being outside, and by being around people who share the same ambitions that I do.
I love the danger, I love feeling fear and overcoming it. You have to be present for every move, like a kind of meditation. When I’m climbing I feel strong, like I can do whatever I want. I love pushing myself to the limit. If someone says ‘you can’t do that’ because they think it's too hard, I say; ‘just watch me’.
Endurance means climbing efficiently. You’re going to get pumped. It’s going to be exhausting. You have to be smart, you need to know when is a good moment to rest. When I fall in love with a route, I can’t stop thinking about it.
I go to sleep and dream about it and the moves it has. I can’t stop until I do it. It’s just me and the rock. I become so focused everything else disappears. It’s a fight. Like life itself.
I couldn’t imagine a life without climbing.” - Ruth