Montane and Andy Kirkpatrick

One of Britain’s top climbers, Andy Kirkpatrick is teaming up with outdoor brand, Montane to create innovative products for 2013/14 using his experience and knowledge of challenging and demanding climbs.

Andy is a well known climber – and also inspirational blogger – who has accomplished some epic winter expeditions including Torre Egger and Cerro Standhart in Patagonia with fellow climbing pal Ian Parnell, Suser Gjennom Harryland (the Troll Wall) in Norway and his more recent success was the treacherous North Face of the Eiger where he and his team faced the music with high-tech Montane clothing and specialist Montane equipment.


Andy attempted the 52-pitch, 2006 Russian route for Eiger and Montane clothing was the brand of choice in withstanding the cold, wet and icy conditions of the mountain.

More About the Montane Partnership
Montane is recognised for its lightweight outdoor clothing, with a full range of high-tech garments expertly designed for climbers, runners, winter expeditionists, fell walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. The high-tech Montane range includes the famous Montane Extreme Smock which is waterproof, windproof, insulated and vented for the most extreme weather conditions, the Montane Resolute Smock for high mountain expeditions and this year’s hot product which is designed specifically for female climbers – the Women’s Montane Minimus Mountain Jacket.

The Montane brand will continue to support Andy, as well as his team’s upcoming expeditions and it will be an exciting year for climbers who follow Andy’s work to see what innovative product designs come out of the partnership.

As a well known British mountaineer (and one of the best at that), author, blogger and motivational speaker, there’s much to be learned from one of Britain’s leading climbers.


“I haven’t climbed Everest, skied to the Poles, nor sailed single handed around the world. The reasons I climb, and the climbs I do, are about more than distance or altitude; they are about breaking barriers within myself.”
– Andy Kirkpatrick

We will all have the great advantage to be wearing expertly engineered hi-tech Montane clothing created by someone so inspirational in the outdoor sports world.
We look forward to seeing the new Montane range!