When the production team were initially discussing a Mont t-shirt they knew they wanted to collaborate with an Australian designer who had a connection to the Mont brand. Someone who understood the heritage, the durability of the gear, embodied the values and connection to nature.
Last year I rode my motorcycle around the eastern half of Australia, covering a bit over 10,000kms and luckily timing the ride perfectly to dodge the massive floods that hit outback NSW and surrounding areas.
This year the logical extension was to ride around the other half of Australia. I marked out a route that took me from my home state of Tassie to Geelong, Adelaide, Darwin, Broome, Port Hedland, Perth, Adelaide then back to Geelong and on the ferry back to Tasmania.
Australia has ice climbing. Yep, you better believe it. Certainly a bit more of a novelty than in other alpine areas around the world, but it’s still a great introduction to swinging around pointy tools and wearing spiky shoes.
Before you buy your axe consider your needs. Will you be using it as a general mountaineering tool, in steeper terrain when ski/split mountaineering, will you be ice climbing or a mixture of applications.
Dusting off the cobwebs with a fun little adventure to South Rams Head on the Main Range. With a fresh snowfall, finally offering sufficient coverage for touring and riding, myself and a good friend (Evan) thought we would start the season off with an easy adventure out of Dead Horse Gap.
Recently we interviewed Mont customer Roger Skirrow, mountaineer and adventurer, who embarked on an Mountaineering adventure in New Zealand. In this interview, we will delve into the details of their journey, exploring the stunning Sealy Range in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and his solo hike to Brewster Hut from Haast Pass. We'll also uncover the gear they took with them and gain valuable insights on their experiences that can help our Mont community in planning their own New Zealand adventures.
Mastering the art of layering is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable backcountry adventure. By carefully selecting and combining base layers, mid layers, and outer layers, you can effectively regulate your body temperature, manage moisture, and stay protected from the elements. While both synthetic and merino base layers have their advantages, synthetic options often provide superior moisture-wicking and quick-drying properties, making them ideal for extended activities.