The Montane Spine Fusion & Flare are the summer versions of the classic Montane Spine Race & Challenger. Racing up to 268 miles non-stop along the most iconic national trail in Britain; the Pennine Way. The Pennine Way crosses some of the most beautiful and, at times difficult terrain found in England, including; the peak district, cheviots, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland national park finishing at the Scottish borders. Expect to be challenged, expect adventure and more importantly expect them to be fun!
We think of these events as the fun before the extreme fury of our winter events. But please remember that as this is an exposed route the weather can change quickly and you need to be prepared for it.
The MONTANE Spine Fusion is the summer version of the original MONTANE Spine Race. A non-stop, 7 day, 168hr race from Edale to Kirk Yetholm. Can you complete Britains most iconic National Trail in 7 days?
The MONTANE Spine Fusion encompasses the entire Pennine Way and retains our ethos of day/ night racing, self-reliance and self-management. We are there to help you along the way with our support teams and checkpoints in familiar locations such as Hebden Bridge, Hardraw, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Alston, Bellingham and at the Finish.
MONTANE Spine Fusion is a perfect event for those researching our feared and revered winter race.
These events also form part of a winter/ summer event series called Cold Fusion. Cold Fusion being notoriously difficult to achieve. For those who complete this series there is a special award for all of those who have a recognised finish in a Spine event in a summer & winter setting (regardless of year). An even more exclusive award will be provided to participants who have completed the MONTANE Spine Race & MONTANE Spine Fusion.
There is very little hand holding on this race. We expect you to travel with a degree of self-sufficiency and skill which sets this race apart from others. Why? You should never embark on an adventure of this magnitude without the appropriate knowledge and skill to make yourself safe in a time of need. There is nothing more personally reassuring than being secure in your own abilities. That said, we still attach a GPS tracker to you with an emergency button just in case!
The MONTANE Spine Team will support your herculean efforts by being there when you really need us. We have an event safety team who will support you on the course, checkpoint teams who will provide you with some of the comforts of home when you need a rest, baggage transfers for your resupply and an excellent medical team provided by Exile Medics.