Richard Parks – Project Everest Cynllun Part 2

A collapsed serac in the Western Cwm triggering a small avalanche whilst the team climbed to Camp 2.

At the end of April last year, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake. Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, the Goku quake took the lives of over 9,000 people across Nepal and injured over twice that number. The earthquake triggered a number of large avalanches in the Nepalese Himalaya and lead to the deadliest day in Everest history; killing… Read more »

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Training for the Unknown – Tom Randall

“We’re on a mission to find something that has, until now, remained elusive. A crack that makes ‘Century’, ‘Cobra’ and ‘Recovery Drink’ seem like we were only just getting started…” In 2011, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker shocked the climbing world when, during a whirlwind trip to the United States, they repeated an incredible collection of off-width climbs and made… Read more »

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Richard Parks – Project Everest Cynllun Part 1

Richard above Dingbouche during his acclimatisation period before reaching Everest Base Camp

The relationship between Rab® and Richard Parks has been built on a shared passion for extreme environments, technical product and the combination of the two. We have supported Rich on a number of record-breaking expeditions over the years and are proud to continue this support on his latest project, a truly unique expedition to the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest,… Read more »

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Freezing, Failing, and Friendship in City of Rocks

Hayden Jamieson topping out Morning Glory Spire, known for its high concentration of classic routes.

“Looking up at the hundred-foot vertical pitch, the grey and blue granite splotched with orange lichen makes me feel dizzy. I’m reminded of one of those optical illusion pictures with hidden images inside from my childhood, except this time I can’t discern any image. Instead, I study the route closely for any clues – holds to grab, a hint of… Read more »

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Jules Littlefair – Back to the Rock

In the midst of a hectic weekend, in which we joined forces with The Climbing Works to deliver the biggest and best CWIF to-date, our sponsored athlete team-member Jules Littlefair managed to steal a few precious hours to swap the plastic holds of the indoor wall with the familiar feel of our local grit. Determined not to miss out, Jules… Read more »

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Sylvain Thiabaud goes ‘Full Circle’ in Chamonix

Rab® sponsored alpine climber Sylvain Thiabaud has had a busy start to the year. Living and working year-round in Chamonix certainly has its advantages, and an abundance of the highest quality ice routes on your doorstep is never a bad thing… Over to Sylvain to tell you more about his eventful start to 2016. Sylvain writes… “I’m in full guiding-mode… Read more »

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Ryan Vachon wins for Rab® at the Ouray Ice Festival

The Ouray Ice Festival is an annual gathering of thousands of people. Folks from all ages descend upon the ‘normally’ sleepy town of Ouray for a celebratory weekend of ice climbing, climbing workshops, athlete presentations and the mixed climbing competition. To celebrate his impressive win at the festival, we asked Rab® sponsored athlete Ryan Vachon to write a few words… Read more »

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Return to the USA Cracks

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When Pete and I spent an autumn down at The White Rim in the USA, trying to make the first ascent of Century Crack, we left with the feeling that we were only just scraping the surface. The sandstone faces and roofs of Utah must offer some of the most exciting and daunting crack projects in the world. Century Crack,… Read more »

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The Rab CWIF 2016

We’re thrilled to be the headline sponsor of The Climbing Works International Festival (CWIF) for 2016. Returning on the 12/13th March to The Climbing Works in Sheffield, UK, the Rab CWIF 2016 celebrates 10 years of the festival and will be the biggest and most exciting to date. With big changes planned for this year’s festival, CWIF remains the only… Read more »

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Chulilla

El catador de sake (7a+)

I just got back from a week in Chulilla where I enjoyed great company, perfect climbing conditions and a welcome break from work and everyday life. We stayed at the refugio owned by Pedro Pons and his wife which is perched on the edge of the gorge just on the outskirts of the village. Not only was this one of… Read more »

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