• People

Over the years Rab has been working with some extraordinary individuals, athletes pushing the limits of both their chosen discipline and our gear in all corners of the world. These individuals range from high altitude mountaineers and polar explorers to trad climbers and boulderers. We are constantly astonished by, and privileged to witness the achievements and endeavours of this community of motivated and passionate people.

Supporting those at the very top of their game allows us to to continue to push the boundaries in all forms of climbing, mountaineering and of course product development. You can find out more about our athletes by clicking through to their Athlete Profile pages.

Scott Bennett

Scott Bennett is most at home on long, committing alpine routes in the mountains. He has put up many first ascents in Patagonia and the quieter corners of North America. When mountains aren’t available, he also has a liking for big in-a-day ...

Melanie Bernier

Mel Bernier is a passionate endurance athlete who competes in ski mountaineering races at international level for Canada. Even when the snow disappears, she makes the most of the mountains by trail running, sky running and mountain biking. ...

Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell is at the cutting edge of Scottish winter climbing and has been consistently pushing the boundaries, season after season. As well as being well known for his serious training regime, he in no slouch during the summer climbing hard in ...

Michi Bückers

Michi's passion for mountains and the nature in combination with a distinctive need for movement led him to a live as a mountain guide and enthusiast for all variation of alpine activity. No matter whether skiing, climbing, paragl...

Andy Cave

Very few people can claim to have done as much climbing and mountaineering as Andy Cave. From hard gritstone first ascents to cutting edge mixed climbs in the Alps and bold new routes alpine style in the Himalayas, he really has done it all. ...

Jacob Cook

Jacob likes getting away from the every day and uses climbing to find ‘wild things and real experiences’. Whether it’s bold grit routes, big walls or solo aid missions, you can be sure that Jacob is having fun doing it. O...

Pedro Cifuentes

Pedro Cifuentes is a Spanish climber who loves nothing more than the mountains. A fireman by trade in Cuenca, Pedro is no sun rock slouch. He has been on numerous expeditions in his preferred style, big walls solo, as well as many more conventiona...

Squash Falconer

Squash Falconer is a record breaking adventurer, mountaineer, speaker and presenter. Combining her love of different sports Squash was the first British woman to climb and paraglide from the summit of Mont Blanc having ridden there from the UK on ...

Eli Helmuth

Eli Helmuth has turned a passion for the mountains into a lifelong pursuit, playing and working in the mountains around the world. For well over two decades Eli has been in the fortunate position of mixing guiding work and personal climbin...

Mark Hines

Mark Hines is an endurance athlete with a liking for the long and what most would describe as grim, constantly travelling, working or participating in all manner of events. All of these experiences have given him an extraordinary insight into deve...

Christoph Hummel

Christoph is a passionate alpinist from Bavaria. As a guide he combines hobby and job and still says that he is enjoying every minute of it. In the last twenty years Christoph has climbed and skied mountains all over the world. He first go...

Jules Littlefair

Jules is a passionate climber based in Sheffield, whose love for pushing her limits has already led to numerous successes in sport climbing. Jules made the jump from her childhood home of London and moved to Sheffield for university, a decision wh...

James Mchaffie

Growing up in the Lake District, the son of a well-known local activist, gave ‘Caff’ a solid grounding in traditional climbing and soloing in his teens. A place at Bangor University then opened to door to the north Wales climbing scene...

Jeff Mercier

Jeff is recognised as a highly talented ice and mixed climber and currently lives and works in Chamonix as a mountain guide and rescue instructor for the PGHM. Jeff’s climbing ability reaches across many disciplines, any of which would be im...

Aaron Mulkey

Few are as dedicated to ice climbing exploration as Aaron Mulkey, who has spent the last decade systematically scouring the canyons of northern Wyoming for undiscovered ice lines. Those who have been on a ‘Mulkey mission’ with him walk...

Calum Muskett

Growing up in Bethesda, at the foot of the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia, Calum was introduced to climbing by his parents when he was 13. Taking full advantage of the mountains on his doorstep, he quickly developed a well rounded set of mountain skill...

Richard Parks

As a back row forward, he made a name for himself as a hard, prolific tackler and support player. However a serious shoulder injury cut his professional rugby career short after 13 years. Richard was an integral part of both the Principality Cup w...

Libby Peter

Libby is one of the most experienced female climbers in the UK and one of just a handful ever to qualify as a British Mountain Guide. Although she has turned her hand(s) to almost every conceivable discipline from big wall climbing to high...

Tom Randall

Tom first started climbing as a way of dealing with his fear of heights, but this quickly developed into enjoying it for its own sake and training regimes from a background in other sports came into play. Climbing extensively on the gritstone arou...

Jeff Shapiro

Jeff found climbing at a young age while being fascinated with the feelings of fear and doubt.  From his early teens to now, almost 30 years later, that search has led to some of his most influential “life highlights” and his love...

Kev Shields

Kevin Shields is a Scottish based all-round climber, well known for his solo climbing over the past decade with routes up to E7 and M10+, all done with one hand and epilepsy. Kev continues to push his grades in all aspects of his climbing and now,...

Judith Spancken

Jude started climbing when she came to the UK as a student on an exchange year from her native Germany. These days she splits her time between Chamonix and North Wales, but travels extensively throughout the year. Although Jude loves all forms of ...

Paul Swail

Paul’s heart lies in traditional climbing, especially in his homeland of Ireland, however he is constantly drawn away on all types adventures in all corners of the earth. Paul is a qualified IFMGA Mountain Guide. This means Skiing, Sport Cli...

Ally Swinton

Originally from Scotland, Ally Swinton moved to Chamonix where the Alps provide the ideal playground in which to indulge his passions. Be it climbing, skiing or running, Ally makes the most of the mountains all year round with boundless levels of ...

Daniela Teixeira & Paulo Roxo

Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Roxo are based just outside Lisbon, close to the most western crags in Europe. Here they are able to enjoy ‘the breeze of the Atlantic Ocean, the waves underfoot, and the exciting feeling this adventurous terrain o...

Sylvain Thiabaud

Sylvain Thiabaud is a French climber whose endless passion for climbing keeps him busy all year round. From working hard sport climbs, to large ice falls and obscure multi-pitch aid routes, there is always something in condition. Sylvain also has ...

Ben Tibbetts

Ben Tibbetts is something of a mountain renaissance man, who works as a British Mountain Guide and has more than a passing talent for photography. Orginially introduced to climbing, as a Fine Art student in Edinburgh, Ben has turned a hobb...

Emma Twyford

With over 20 years of climbing experience, she is one of the UK’s best all round climbers. Having called the three largest climbing communities in the UK (Lake District, Peak District and Snowdonia) home, she has developed a diverse knowledg...

Angela Van Wiemeersch

Angela grew up in suburban Detroit, which she describes as “wild and raw, a string of epic adventures.” Angela’s curiosity and love for adventure kept her thriving in Detroit, but also kept her mind wandering elsewhere, to bigger...

Ryan Vachon

Ryan Vachon excels on the steep, physical ice and mixed climbs found around his home in Boulder, Colorado. As a climate scientist he has more than a passing interest in the medium, but is far from being exclusively an ice climber. Ryan had...

Heather Weidner

Heather is a veterinarian turned full-time rock climber from Las Vegas, NV. She practiced small animal medicine in Las Vegas for 5 years and was a weekend warrior sport climbing on local sandstone and limestone. She met her husband Chris a...

Fabrizio Zangrilli

Fabrizio Zangrilli is a very talented high altitude mountaineer and seasoned expedition veteran, who mixes traditional big mountain objectives with modern fast and light tactics. He works as a guide and has a soft spot for the Himalayas. ...

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