Montane has unveiled a new strategic partnership with the British Mountaineering Council (BMC), which makes Montane the BMC's Recommended Clothing and Pack Partner for the next three years. Founded in 1993, Montane is an independent British brand specializing in the development of lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment specifically for climbers, hill walkers and trail runners. All 85,000 members of the BMC will now benefit from a 15 percent discount on Montane clothing and equipment. This discount will be increased to 20 percent until Nov. 19. In addition, up to 500 BMC volunteers will be eligible for a 20 percent discount on a permanent basis. Montane said the new partnership will operate as a platform with which to engage the British climbing and hill-walking communities. The partnership will also enable the brand to play an active role in the support of the work undertaken by the BMC, which focuses on the protection of the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers, including ski-mountaineers.