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East to West: 1000 km of Iceland - Part 2
Expedition Tamar Valkenier

East to West: 1000 km of Iceland - Part 2

Tamar and Tjeerd decide to take on an insane project, walking 1000km across Iceland, just as the season is coming to an end. Will they make it?
East to West: 1000 km of Iceland - Part 1
Expedition Tamar Valkenier

East to West: 1000 km of Iceland - Part 1

Tamar and Tjeerd decide to take on an insane project, walking 1000km across Iceland, just as the season is coming to an end. Will they make it?
Searching for Secrets
Ski We Are Explorers Robert Moskowitz

Searching for Secrets

Looking for a unique adventure, Robert, Sebastian, and Anders head to a secret hut in Romsdal. Will they find a sanctuary or a shack?
Steady but Surely: Mount Rundle Traverse
Mountaineering Christine Bérubé-Martin

Steady but Surely: Mount Rundle Traverse

Christine and Sam take on the Mount Rundle Traverse. But have they bitten off more than they can chew?
Sometimes Mountains Say “No”
Ski We Are Explorers Thea Røhme

Sometimes Mountains Say “No”

Big dreams tend to mean big adventures. Krister and Thea take on Store Jægervasstind, with an aim to ski a new couloir. But how long will the weather window hold out?
Paralpinism: A New Way of Enjoying Mountains
Alpinism Marta Jimenez

Paralpinism: A New Way of Enjoying Mountains

Mountains can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Marta talks about how she's become a multi-sport athlete.
Cave of Dreams
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Alpinism

Cave of Dreams

Jeff stumbles across a hidden cave on social media, and seeks it out. He finds a cave of dreams.
Sirens on the Scheidegg Wetterhorn
Mountaineering Bas Visscher

Sirens on the Scheidegg Wetterhorn

Bas and Danny are alone on the west pillar of the Scheidegg Wetterhorn. How will they fare on Berner Oberland's wild route?
Where It All Started
Climbing Tyler Allen

Where It All Started

Tyler takes a trip home, to where is all began, the New River Gorge.
New Age Raiders
Ice Climbing Scottish Winter We Are Explorers

New Age Raiders

It was a usual winters night in the van. I struggled to sleep with the anticipation of the early alarm weighing heavy on my mind and the stormy weather pounding the skylight just a couple of feet above my face.
Carving Plummer Canyon
Skiing We Are Explorers Mark Morris

Carving Plummer Canyon

Four friends climbed a 7-kilometer trail leading to the remote Plummer Canyon Yurt. They quickly realized they were venturing into one of the continent's most stunning backcountry ski destinations.
Between Paradises Part 2 | Lofoten
Juho Knuuttila

Between Paradises Part 2 | Lofoten

After returning from Pakistan, Juho seeks the comfort of the Lofoten Islands and saught to put up a new line.
Between Paradises Part 1 | Pakistan
Juho Knuuttila

Between Paradises Part 1 | Pakistan

Juho travelled to Pakistan in search of an unclimbed peak and some high alpine fun. Join his journey through flight delays, crumbly rock, and hot weather.
Tales of Zion Ice
Angela VanWiemeersch We Are Explorers

Tales of Zion Ice

Angela, Bronywn and Sav head to Zion, the place where Angela had spent so much time with her partner. What would she find there, in between all those ponderosa pines? Would the beauty she’d experienced all those years ago still be there?
The Planet’s Sufferfest
Events Huw James

The Planet’s Sufferfest

As the world's leaders gather to assess and decide the next actions for a global push to limit climate change, we asked Science Presenter, adventurer and Rab ambassador, Huw James, for his take on where we are right now and what he thinks comes next.
Alpine Playground
Alpinism We Are Explorers Tyler Allen

Alpine Playground

Join Tyler Allen in his Alpine Playground on Mount Washington.
Mountain Mentorship: Rab supports AIARE Women’s Mentorship Program
Skiing Amy David

Mountain Mentorship: Rab supports AIARE Women’s Mentorship Program

Rab athlete, Amy David, is a big mountain skier. But that doesn’t come without an extensive understanding of snow and avalanches. An ongoing pursuit, that takes a lifetime to grasp… Maybe two lifetimes.
Between Your Hat and Your Feet
Hiking Amy David

Between Your Hat and Your Feet

The pace of backpacking is slow, but the simplicity of it is unbeatable. Wouldn't you agree?
The Mountain People Podcast
Andy Cave Podcast

The Mountain People Podcast

We've launched The Mountain People Podcast, an inspirational podcast series about some of Rab's most accomplished athletes, their love for adventure in the mountains and their lives beyond their sports. The podcast is hosted by UK elite alpinist and mountain guide Andy Cave, and will be rolled out weekly.
Skiing Giants - Part 2
Boris Langenstein Skiing

Skiing Giants - Part 2

Boris and friends go on a trip to Pakistan to explore some high alpine skiing. This adventure entails pleasure, stress, and set backs.
Skiing Giants - Part 1
Boris Langenstein Skiing

Skiing Giants - Part 1

Boris and friends go on a trip to Pakistan to explore some high alpine skiing. This adventure entails pleasure, stress, and set backs.
Everest | Failing in Style
Mountaineering Alpinism Roeland van Oss

Everest | Failing in Style

Decision-making in the mountains is difficult. Do we continue? Do we go back down? When faced with illness, high winds, and doubt, what would you do if the summit was in reach?
Of Autumn & Ice Part 2
Benny Lieber Mountaineering

Of Autumn & Ice Part 2

Benny, Alex, and Austin explored the Alaskan Hayes Range in autumn to see what they would find. Turns out, they found some seriously good climbing.
Of Autumn & Ice Part 1
Benny Lieber Mountaineering

Of Autumn & Ice Part 1

Benny, Alex, and Austin explored the Alaskan Hayes Range in autumn to see what they would find. Turns out, they found some seriously good climbing.
Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2021
Banff Events

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2021

It's nearly time for one of the biggest Mountain festivals on the scene. Find out about tickets and a curated Spotify playlist here.
Catching up with Bryn on the Banff artwork
Banff

Catching up with Bryn on the Banff artwork

Preview the new artwork for the 2021 Banff Mountain Film Festival. Artist, Bryn Merrell, has painted a beautiful piece capturing the essence of Banff. Check it out here.
Female climbing up sea cliffs
Events Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival 2021 + Rab Film Grant

Find out about 2021's Kendal Mountain Festival and our £10,000 Film Grant.
Bronwyn Sends Golden Gate - Part 2
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers

Bronwyn Sends Golden Gate - Part 2

Canadian climber Bronwyn Hodgins became the third woman to free Golden Gate in Yosemite, California. Read part two, here.
Bronwyn Sends Golden Gate - Part 1
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers

Bronwyn Sends Golden Gate - Part 1

In May 2021, Canadian Rab athlete Bronwyn Hodgins became the third woman to free Golden Gate in Yosemite, California. Read her story here.
Gravity Bears
Climbing Jacob Cook

Gravity Bears

Jacob Cook and Drew Marshall put up The Drop Bear, on the Prow Wall of the Stawamus Chief, on July 23rd 2021. This is their story.
Natt Williams completes the Hope 1000
Cycling Natt Williams

Natt Williams completes the Hope 1000

Rab athlete Natt Williams competed in his first adventure race, the Hope 1000. We caught up with him to see how it went. Read it here.
Plastic Isn’t The Problem - Plastic Waste Is
Design Insights DNA

Plastic Isn’t The Problem - Plastic Waste Is

Plastic is a valuable resource. It’s still the most effective and lightest packaging solution for us to store and transport our high-value products, from factory through to customer. It protects garments from being damaged by moisture, dust and dirt.
Looking Back on a Lockdown In The Loft
Climbing Angus Kille

Looking Back on a Lockdown In The Loft

You won’t find mountain adventures on a training board that has short and accessible as its design principles. But after months of substituting rock for plywood, I’m surprised at what I did find.
Summer in the Sunnmøre Alps
Tor Berge Hiking Microadventures

Summer in the Sunnmøre Alps

When you think of vacations in Norway, you think fjords, mountains, and sea. Well, Tor and Ine found just this. Read about the awesome Norwegian destination they found, here.
The Journey Of Self-Discovery
Events Running Wellbeing

The Journey Of Self-Discovery

It is not about the distance of the race; it is about the journey within. The Cirque Series captures this essence. This inspirational race series started at Brighton Resort, Utah. One of 6 races that tests both the mental and physical strengths of 500 racers.
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Climbing We Are Explorers Microadventures

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Coming out of a long winter of lockdown restrictions in Wales, it seemed apt that our project for this trip was called ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, an E8 on the remote cliff of Càrn Mòr in the north-west Highlands.
Getting to know Juho Knuuttila
Climbing Mountaineering Juho Knuuttila

Getting to know Juho Knuuttila

We caught up with Juho, a dedicated Finnish climber, Juho as he heads of to the Karakorum for some new routing.
Slipping Through the Cracks
Climbing Heather Weidner Backcountry

Slipping Through the Cracks

I'm slipping... There’s a thin layer of dirt that covers everything: the climb, the gear, my whole body. My throat is dry, and my chest is heaving.
In The Wake of Bandits
Climbing We Are Explorers Microadventures Philipp Klein

In The Wake of Bandits

It’s 6am when the alarm starts to ring in the van. It’s still dark outside. The crisp, fresh air starkly contrasting the comfort inside our warm sleeping bags. Cristina reaches for her phone and turns the alarm off, wishing she had had a few more hours to sleep.
Our First Year of Fair Wear Membership
Fair Wear

Our First Year of Fair Wear Membership

Fair Wear awarded us the “Good” status after only 12 months of membership. We’re aiming for better though.
Watch Ocean to Asgard
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins Films We Are Explorers

Watch Ocean to Asgard

Jacob Cook and Bronwyn Hodgins went on an epic 40-day trip to Baffin Island. Their tale is one of adventure, new routing, and pink flamingos...
About priorities, injuries and identity
Climbing Scott Bennett

About priorities, injuries and identity

“I just looked at your MRI… and I had to triple-check I had the correct patient. The ankle on there looked like it belonged to a 70-year old” the doctor told me as he walked into the exam room. I’d been limping for nearly 6 months, since a bad sprain the previous summer, and had finally given in the wise counsel of my girlfriend and come to see a specialist.
More Sand Than Stone
Climbing Heather Weidner Hayden Jamieson We Are Explorers

More Sand Than Stone

Three hundred feet up the wall I weighted my toes on dime-sized sandstone edges. I was reminded of my ballet days on pointe -- the pain was torturous. 
Hayden Jamieson climbs Freerider in a day
Climbing Hayden Jamieson

Hayden Jamieson climbs Freerider in a day

On May 9th, Hayden Jamieson and Aaron Livingston free climbed El Cap’s Freerider in under 22 hours. This had been a long term goal for Rab athlete Hayden. It is a benchmark in big wall free climbing. And their decision to both free climb the route makes it all the more impressive.
Tequila Villa
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers

Tequila Villa

It was the start of January 2019. The world had no idea what was about to hit it. It was only weeks later that the World Health Organization would declare the outbreak as a global health emergency, and a few months later that the virus would hit the Americas. All eight of us sat on the big bed, gossiping about boys, relationships, menstrual cycles, tinder dates… the whole deal. We took turns sharing stories while the rest listened curiously, giggling like little girls at a sleepover. This was nothing like any climbing trip I’d ever been on.
What happens to your old down products?
Design Insights DNA

What happens to your old down products?

You probably have one: a sleeping bag, down jacket, maybe your duvet or pillow is down filled. If not, you've certainly come across a down filled item. Down has been used as an insulation filling for generations. It's kept people warm at night, and explorers alive in the coldest conditions. But what happens to it all once you're done? Where does it go?
Sylvain Thiabud opens Montecristo 4
Climbing Sylvain Thiabaud Alpinism

Sylvain Thiabud opens Montecristo 4

Rab Athlete Sylvain Thiabaud opens Montecristo N°4, a new mixed route in Maurienne’s secret valley.
Solace in Siurana
Climbing We Are Explorers Microadventures Philipp Klein

Solace in Siurana

In October of 2020, my friends and I were looking for new places to visit to celebrate that we could travel again after the first COVID-19 lockdown in Spain. We had been climbing a lot around Barcelona but we felt like it was time to organize a bigger trip.
Are You Tough Enough?
Climbing We Are Explorers Manu Prats

Are You Tough Enough?

I don't remember if I read it in a book or saw it in a movie, but it has always fascinated me that a trip doesn't start when you get your packs ready, but when you dream it for the first time. In my case, the trip to Madagascar began in 2007 after the radical opening of the route “Hijos de la Pedri” in Tsaranoro valley by my inspiring friends Talo and Palan Martin.
Jessy Pivier climbs Epéna North Face
Climbing Alpinism Jessy Pivier

Jessy Pivier climbs Epéna North Face

It all started exactly 27 years ago, when – during his first adventures in this North face – Manu Pellissier began to dream of a mixed line through this huge limestone face. Luc Mongellaz had also visited this face already, attempting the first winter ascent of the North West pillar in 2017, which was stopped just below the summit after a fall of his partner.  
Chasing Dog Days
Climbing Greg Boswell We Are Explorers Microadventures

Chasing Dog Days

Follow Rab athlete Greg Boswell and Marz McInnes (plus Floki and Kida) as they chase a spell of unusually good weather around the Highlands, and experience everything that Scotland has to offer.
Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #4
Tamar Valkenier Ice Skating

Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #4

The Arctic is not for everyone. The terrain is often barren, with few places to hide from the elements. The cold bites and can be at times quite overwhelming. Storms, white-outs, avalanches, crevasses. With -26°C as our warmest night, a group of four arctic explorers and me set out to train for the worst.
The Easy Way Down
Calum Muskett Alpinism We Are Explorers

The Easy Way Down

Patience is a virtue, or so I’m told. In the high mountains I’m normally on the move constantly and it seems unusual to be stood still, waiting for the perfect moment. The fabric on my paraglider is still rustling as a katabatic wind blows gently down the glacier trying to dislodge the light fabric from its delicate perch on the frozen snow slope.
Call Of The Sirens
Climbing Local Climbs Jacob Cook

Call Of The Sirens

In February 2017, Bronwyn and I packed our lives into our red van and drove 4000km across the Canadian winter-scape to Squamish, BC. We’d never even visited the town but decided it would be our new home - granite pilgrims from the East.
Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #3
Tamar Valkenier Ice Skating

Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #3

An entire winter in Swedish Lapland? Why not? Me and my expedition partner Gerard had been ice-skating and winter camping for weeks above the Arctic Circle, but still it felt like I only just got a small taste of what this remote part of Europe has to offer.
Meet the Rab Ski Athlete Team
Skiing

Meet the Rab Ski Athlete Team

From our birthplace in the Scottish Highlands to our playground in the mountains of the world, we thrive in the worst that mother nature can dish out. With our Khroma collection, we’ve taken our years of experience, skill and knowledge in making mountain clothing that performs in all conditions and applied that to ski mountaineering apparel.
Tips for Climbing on Different Rock Types
Climbing AMI Team

Tips for Climbing on Different Rock Types

Lake District rock climbing offers something for everyone. From beginner trad climbs through to some of the hardest routes in the country, there is both easily accessible, roadside cragging and long days on the mountain crags. The bouldering also gives a wide variety of rock types, grades, and locations, and there is quality sport climbing in the South Lakes too. 
Horse-accessed Ski Touring in British Columbia
Skiing Martina Halik

Horse-accessed Ski Touring in British Columbia

“How do we put the skis on Pal?” I wonder aloud as I look over the muscular dun colored gelding who will be our packhorse. Pal huffs quietly and gives me a patient look that says, “Take as long as you want, I’m in no rush to get up that mountain.”
An Arctic Adventure
Skiing Anna Blackwell

An Arctic Adventure

In January 2020, ambassador Anna Blackwell travelled to Arctic Sweden. Once there, despite very little experience on skis, she found herself skiing into the backcountry for a multi-day camping trip with a friend.
Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #2
Expedition Tamar Valkenier Ice Skating

Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #2

Autumn in Sápmi – better known as Lapland – can be quite spectacular. A vivid spectrum of oranges, reds and yellows breaks through the snow that is covering the surface only so slightly. Snow is falling late this year, giving us time to test our expedition kit on the frozen lakes of northern Sweden.
Rab wins The Great Outdoors Magazine’s Best Brand Reader Award 2020!
Awards

Rab wins The Great Outdoors Magazine’s Best Brand Reader Award 2020!

We are extremely thrilled to have won The Great Outdoors Magazine’s Best Brand Reader Awards for the fourth year running!
Getting Your Kids into Climbing
Climbing Chris Lucas AMI Team

Getting Your Kids into Climbing

It’s surely every climber’s dream when facing parenthood – now I’ll be able to take my kids climbing (or sometimes – now I’m going to have to if I ever want to get on the rock again!) When and how can be fraught with options and the risk of putting them off for life! Every child is different, and how and at what stage you introduce your kids to climbing will depend on your own experience and confidence. Here are some thoughts and top tips from my own experience with my daughters and working with client families.
Psycho Bianco Ridge: Dutch Expedition Academy in Bernina
Mountaineering Noor van der Veen Dutch Expedition Academy

Psycho Bianco Ridge: Dutch Expedition Academy in Bernina

The Bianco Ridge on Piz Bernina (4.048m) is a dream route for many climbers. Just like the photogenic west-east traverse of Piz Palü (3.905m). Even better would be to link up both ridge routes and combine them into one long tour. In spite of a somewhat unstable weather forecast the young Dutch Expedition Academy team gave it a try. It all turned out a little different than expected, but was an unforgettable day.
Skiing Iceland: In-Between the Storms
Skiing Annika Schlachter

Skiing Iceland: In-Between the Storms

We started our trip to Iceland in Munich in March 2020. During the approach to Reykjavik, our noses were sticking to the window of the airplane. The view over the first snow-covered hills reaching all the way down to the shore was incredibly impressive. I could already imagine the first turns in the untouched snow.
Over the Edge: Q&A
Kendal Mountain Festival

Over the Edge: Q&A

To celebrate five years of Women’s Trad Festival, Rab commissioned the film ‘Over the Edge’ to tell the story of the women behind the sell-out festival.
Female climbing up sea cliffs
Events Kendal Mountain Festival

Kendal Mountain Festival 2020

At Rab and Lowe Alpine we’re delighted to continue our partnership with Kendal Mountain Festival, which is fully digital this year. 
Frozen Lake Baikal
Skiing Tamar Valkenier

Preparing for the Lake Baikal Ice Skating Expedition – Episode #1

Most of the fun in any expedition is in the preparation. This isn’t just my opinion, it’s been proven scientifically. With this in mind, I try to extend the preparation process for our Lake Baikal (RU) traverse as much as possible. It’s too much fun!
Paraglider above the mountains
Banff Films

Banff Film Festival Round Up

Adventure film season is upon us and the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival has gone digital this year. With so many inspiring stories being told, we’re delighted to share the trailers of Rab supported athletes whose adventure films have been accepted into the festival. 
Downhill skier
Awards

Khroma Kinetic Jacket Wins Editors' Choice Award

We are delighted to announce that Backcountry Magazine honoured our Khroma Kinetic Jacket with an Editors’ Choice award ahead of the 2020-21 winter season!
Climbing Between Closing Borders
Zeno Schaekers Climbing Bouldering

Climbing Between Closing Borders

It all started with a plan. A plan to get out again and finally touch some rock.
DeWilde Style : New Route in Alaska’s Hayes Range
Climbing Benny Lieber

DeWilde Style : New Route in Alaska’s Hayes Range

When I arrived in Alaska for the first time four years ago, my mother and I flew through the mountains. I remember how good they looked, but I wasn’t ready for an Alaskan-level mountain. They all looked so big, steep, and gnarly, even the small ones. I was an amateur at the time, but was so enthralled by what I saw that yet again, as I have done before, I pushed everything in my life away and decided to move to Alaska the next spring. I wanted an authentic relationship with the land and for the last four summers I’ve grown just that.
#RabOutside Competition

#RabOutside Competition

To celebrate National #GetOutsideDay from Ordnance Survey on 27th September, we’re giving you the chance to win a brand new Microlight jacket and an Edge backpack.
 Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2020
Banff Events

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival 2020

We at Rab are delighted to continue our partnership with the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival for a fourth year.
 John Fellows: Behind the Design
John Fellows Banff

John Fellows: Behind the Design

As title sponsor of the Banff Film Festival, Rab has worked closely with John Fellows for the past three years to create bespoke designs for the official festival t-shirts. We wanted to find an artist who would capture the same feeling and connection to the outdoors we all share while experiencing the stories that are told during the festival.
Designing for Sustainable Performance
Design Insights

Designing for Sustainable Performance

Years of experience go into the design, creation and realisation of all of our products. Behind this stands a deep respect and love for the mountains we play, explore and adventure in. Inspired by this, our AW20 collection is devoted to everything we’re passionate about – performance, technology and the environment.
Aiguille Dibona - The Needle in the Blue
Climbing Honza Navrátil

Aiguille Dibona - The Needle in the Blue

Honza Navratil fell in love with Aiguille Dibona after receiving a message from his friend. In August, he spent a week exploring the Ecrins National Park in the French Alps where he ascended the needle of Aiguille Dibona.
 The Backwards Art of Progress
Climbing Jude Spancken

The Backwards Art of Progress

“Have you always progressed in your climbing?” I was asked by my friend, Louis, at our local climbing wall. As we were talking about grades, it would have been easy to answer that my progression had been steady up to a point.
  RabAtHome Competition Highlights

RabAtHome Competition Highlights

Just after the global lockdown was implemented, we launched our #RabAtHome competition. We wanted to do something that everyone could get involved in, to keep spirits high and find adventure at home during an uncertain time. We asked our community to post a flat lay photo using inspiration from their Rab clothing, outdoor kit and indoor space for the chance to win a kitbag full of Rab gear. 
 Local Climbs: The Quarryman
Climbing Angus Kille Local Climbs

Local Climbs: The Quarryman

In the first of our series of Local Climbs, Angus Kille tackles the iconic Quarryman for a big-wall training challenge just five miles from home.
Time to Reminisce – Climbing Norway’s National Mountain
Climbing Mountaineering Tor Berge

Time to Reminisce – Climbing Norway’s National Mountain

My home is Bergen, Norway – otherwise known as the city between the seven mountains. It is here that I grew up with a family who took me to the mountains or the cabin every weekend and every holiday. With that, I was trained from a very early age to take active breaks from a busy everyday life.
 Mountain Guiding During COVID-19
Tomas van Lieshout

Mountain Guiding During COVID-19

This winter season was about guiding people in the mountains all around the world. I am a full-time mountain guide and had a lot of exciting plans. Until a few weeks ago I enjoyed every second of my profession but due to the coronavirus and the measures that were taken, I was forced to cancel my plans and stay at my current home in Austria. So how does that work for someone like me, who is used to spend his time in the biggest office possible almost 24/7?
The Big Three – Climbing in South Island
Mountaineering Calum Muskett

The Big Three – Climbing in South Island

I’m not a big fan of waking up early, yet I seem to have chosen a lifestyle and career where my phone alarm has seven different wake-up calls set between midnight and 6am. It’s the hours of darkness that are the worst bit, trudging across glaciers when it’s cold, but still warm enough for you to work up a sweat that mingles with your sun cream.
Tom Randall - Brown Cows Over Utah
Climbing Tom Randall

Tom Randall - Brown Cows Over Utah

Crack climbing, for me, has been all about performance for a really long time. I’ve been on that incessant drive to push my own standards, establish things that are at the limit of the genre and in the process of that, do quite a few first ascents! 
Dutch Expedition Academy: Coping During COVID-19
Noor van der Veen Alpinism

Dutch Expedition Academy: Coping During COVID-19

In self-isolation for over two weeks now, it is strange to remember what I was doing exactly one month ago. Monday morning, 5 A.M. We had just woken up from a cold night in the winter hut of the Refuge d’Alpe de Villar d’Arène in the French Alps. A last cup of tea, a final glance at our map, I quickly stuffed some remaining gear in my pack.
Home Climbing Exercises with Lattice Training
Climbing Tom Randall Wellbeing

Home Climbing Exercises with Lattice Training

Since getting out to the crag or your local climbing wall isn’t possible at the moment, we’ve compiled some of the great climbing training videos produced by our friends at Lattice Training which cover a series of exercises you can do at home.
 Catalonia - A Home Away From Home
Julia Littlefair

Catalonia - A Home Away From Home

One of the things I love about climbing is that it takes you to some amazing locations. I’ve been lucky enough to climb throughout Europe as well as in Australia and the United States.Cheap flights and a wealth of information online means that few climbing destinations are secret these days and many places now have a truly international feel with climbers coming from all over the globe in search of good rock.
A Runner’s Guide to Not Running
Jen Scotney Running

A Runner’s Guide to Not Running

Why do you run? Four words that for me would be the start of a river of reasons that could eventually flood into a book. This is probably the same for you too. On one level it may be simple, to move and stay fit. It may be to socialise. To get some headspace after a long day at work. It may be all three and then three hundred more.
Andrea Mason - Sea to Summit Challenge
Andrea Mason

Andrea Mason - Sea to Summit Challenge

On Monday 9th September 2019 I set out to achieve what most people thought would be impossible: swim 34km across the English Channel, cycle 900km across France to the foot of Mont Blanc and then climb to the summit of the tallest mountain in Western Europe – all in just 5 days. If I’m honest, it still sounds completely crazy,
Climbing, Life and Community During the Pandemic
Sarah Kampf Wellbeing

Climbing, Life and Community During the Pandemic

Suddenly our lives are turned upside down. The more events accelerate around the globe with the spread of COVID-19, the more our everyday life is slowed down. Our range of motion, leisure activities and personal encounters are minimized. Of course, this also determines my climbing, my everyday life and my family routine. 
Greg Boswell - Ice Climbing in Lofoten
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell - Ice Climbing in Lofoten

At the end of January, Jeff Mercier and I met up in the north of Norway for two weeks of hunting winter climbs above the Arctic Circle. Two seasons ago we did a similar trip to Senja Island, where we managed to climb a bunch of outstanding new routes and witnessed some amazing views and landscapes.
Skiing in Lebanon – A Journey through History
Boris Textor Skiing

Skiing in Lebanon – A Journey through History

Our journey starts in the village Byblos/Jubail, an old port on the Mediterranean Sea just north of Beirut. In 2850 b.c. Byblos was a colony of Egypt and an important trading place. Soon we realize that this will not be an ordinary tourist trip but also a journey through the history of a country of which we only know little.
Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider
Bronwyn Hodgins Escalade

Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider

Le 8 novembre 2018, je me tenais au sommet de El Capitan à Yosemite, en Californie, après avoir escaladé la voie « Freerider » en libre en 5 jours. Soutenue par Jacob, j’ai progressé sur les longueurs crux en tête et utilisé la corde seulement trois fois sur les 900 mètres d’ascension, en descendant et réussissant toutes les longueurs suivantes. Cela m’a presque semblé facile ! Mais vraiment, cela n’a rien eu de facile. Cela a été un combat, un combat épique qui a duré pas moins de 4 années...
Expédition à la recherche du Star Dust
Matt Maynard Jimmy Hyland Expedition

Expédition à la recherche du Star Dust

Il est 23 heures dans le centre des Andes argentines. J’essaie de construire le modèle réduit de l’avion Avro Lancastrian à la lumière de ma lampe frontale, assis, les jambes croisées, à 4 000 m d'altitude.
Projet 282 - Deuxième Partie
Climbing Emily Scott

Projet 282 - Deuxième Partie

La crête de Cuillin, sur l’île de Skye, est redoutée par bon nombre de grimpeurs de munros potentiels, et j’en faisais clairement partie. Surnommé le « Inn Pin » (aussi connu comme « the Inaccesible Pinnacle », en français « le sommet inaccessible »), c’est le seul munro qui nécessite d’être équipé d’une corde, et bien que son ascension ne soit pas particulièrement difficile en soit, elle se situe certainement en dehors de la zone de confort de nombreux randonneurs. Même si cette ascension n’est pas très technique, comme c'est le cas pour de nombreuses autres parties de la crête de Cuillin, la véritable mise à l’épreuve consiste à gérer l’exposition, et on comprend aisément en quoi la moindre erreur pourrait être fatale. La crête était pour moi un réel sujet d’inquiétude, compte tenu du fait que j’étais habituellement seule. Comment allais-je m’y prendre ?
Project 282 - Part Two
Climbing Emily Scott We Are Explorers Hiking

Project 282 - Part Two

The Cuillin Ridge on the Isle of Skye strikes fear into the hearts of many would-be Munroists, and I was certainly amongst them. The infamous Inaccessible Pinnacle (the ‘Inn Pin’) is the only Munro which requires the use of a rope and, although not a particularly challenging rock climb per se, it is certainly outside the comfort zone of ma
Projet 282 - Partie Un
Emily Scott

Projet 282 - Partie Un

Selon un vieux proverbe chinois, un voyage de 1 000 lieues commence toujours par un premier pas. J’y ai souvent pensé l’été où je me suis lancée dans le projet 282, passant près de quatre mois à gravir tous les munros d'Écosse, d’une seule traite, sans aucune assistance, et à la seule force de mes jambes. À plusieurs reprises, je me suis prise à paniquer, me disant que je m’étais peut-être lancé un défi un peu trop ambitieux. Mais il suffisait finalement de diviser le parcours en petites étapes, et de m’y attaquer une à une.
Project 282 - Part One
Climbing Emily Scott We Are Explorers Hiking

Project 282 - Part One

There is an old Chinese proverb which says that a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step. This became something that I thought about many times over the summer as I undertook Project 282: almost four months spent climbing all of Scotland’s Munros, in one go; unsupported and self-propelled.
Senja - Rentrer à la maison
Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell escalade sur glace

Senja - Rentrer à la maison

Greg Boswell et Jeff Mercier ont probablement battu le record de vitesse d’ouverture de nouvelles voies d’hiver lorsqu’ils ont visité l’île de Senja, située au large de la côte nord-ouest de la Norvège, en février 2018. L’alignement des étoiles, un ensemble de bonnes conditions, une longue période d’éclaircie et l’expérience des deux grimpeurs leur ont permis d’escalader des kilomètres de terrains montagneux verticaux magnifiques.
 Extrait exclusif du livre intitulé « Alpenglow » (Lueur alpine)
Ben Tibbetts Alpinisme

Extrait exclusif du livre intitulé « Alpenglow » (Lueur alpine)

Ben Tibbetts a dédié ces six dernières années à l’ascension de l’ensemble des 82 sommets de plus de 4 000 m des Alpes. Il a documenté son voyage dans son nouveau livre, intitulé « Alpenglow » (Lueur alpine). Avec son livre contenant sa photographie récompensée, des illustrations à la main et un récit détaillé de son aventure, Ben a réussi à créer l’un des meilleurs recueils que l’on peut trouver sur la montagne. Dans cet article, il partage avec nous un extrait du dernier chapitre de son livre, qui nous donne un avant-goût de son œuvre. (Le livre est disponible en précommande jusqu’au 28 novembre sur « Kickstarter » ICI)
Nasim Eshqi a reçu le prix du Roi Albert Ier (King Albert I Award)
Nasim Eshqi

Nasim Eshqi a reçu le prix du Roi Albert Ier (King Albert I Award)

L’athlète Rab Nasim Eshqi s’est vue décerner le prix du Roi Albert Ier (King Albert I Memorial Award), rejoignant ainsi le cercle très fermé des 56 autres personnes ayant eu l’honneur de le recevoir. Ce prix récompense les « personnes ou les institutions qui se sont distinguées grâce à leur contribution exceptionnelle et durable aux environnements montagneux du monde entier. »
Rab au festival du film de montagne de Banff (Banff Mountain Film Festival) 2018
Banff

Rab au festival du film de montagne de Banff (Banff Mountain Film Festival) 2018

Le festival du film et du livre de montagne de Banff Centre est le plus grand festival de montagne d’Amérique du Nord. Le festival a lieu entre le 27 octobre et le 4 novembre et promet neuf journées pleines de récits de voyages dans des zones reculées, d’expéditions extraordinaires et d’aventures d’avant-garde, racontés par des aventuriers, des écrivains, des photographes et des réalisateurs venant des quatre coins du monde.
49° au Sud : Là où les rêves existent encore
Alberto Mediavilla

49° au Sud : Là où les rêves existent encore

La Patagonie est un endroit intense. Intense à cause de son climat extrême et capricieux. Intense du fait de ses proportions sans commune mesure à la fois verticales et horizontales. Et intense à cause des expériences que l’on est amené à vivre l
Greg Boswell - Nouvelles voies en Alaska
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell - Nouvelles voies en Alaska

De retour depuis peu de son séjour d’escalade sur le glacier Buckskin, en Alaska, Greg Boswell est un athlète de Rab qui est quelque peu, disons, « effervescent ». Greg et son partenaire d’escalade, Will Sim, ont eu la chance de connaître les conditions parfaites, ce qui est très rare, en Alaska. Une période de forte pression continue a permis à l’équipe d’escalader non pas une, mais deux voies. Nous avons rencontré Greg afin d’en savoir plus sur son séjour en Alaska, son premier dans cette région du monde, mais aussi pour savoir comment il a vécu le fait de pouvoir explorer et pratiquer l’escalade dans une zone du monde aussi atypique.
Jeff Shapiro - Pneuma
Jeff Shapiro

Jeff Shapiro - Pneuma

Première ascension de la face Sud de Brammah II (6 486 m) Au début de l’année 2016, j’ai retrouvé des photos de la dernière expédition que j’ai entrepris avec mon colocataire et partenaire d’escalade habituel, Chris Gibisch. Trop de temps s’était écoulé depuis notre expérience en Chine Occidentale et après avoir regardé toutes ces photos et passé en revue nos souvenirs, j’ai fini par appeler Chris en lui disant : « Mec... Je pense qu’il est grand temps d’aller quelque part. »
Angela VanWiemeersch - Le Glacier Matanuska
Angela VanWiemeersch

Angela VanWiemeersch - Le Glacier Matanuska

Cam McLeod est un photographe basé à Ogden, dans l’Utah. L’année dernière, en août, Cam et l’athlète de Rab Angela VanWiemeersch sont partis explorer le Glacier de Matanuska, en Alaska, afin de capturer ses paysages merveilleux. Cam partage ici avec nous ce qui l’a inspiré à entreprendre ce voyage.
Cima Piccola
Jim Walton

Cima Piccola

5 heures du matin : nos sacs sont prêts et nous marchons jusqu'à la base de la Cima Piccola, dans les Tre Cime di Lavaredo, en plein cœur des Dolomites italiennes. Je n'étais pas revenu ici depuis que Neil et moi avions escaladé les voies de Comici et Cassin, en 2004. Lors de ce voyage, Andy et moi avions dû courir la veille, depuis Bregaglia, à cause du mauvais temps. Il faut être prêt à suivre la météo quand vous n'avez que 9 jours de vacances. Nous sommes donc allés à la Cima Piccola, en espérant trouver quelques rochers secs.
Angela VanWiemeersch - Sacrifices
Angela VanWiemeersch

Angela VanWiemeersch - Sacrifices

La #vanlife (vie dans un van), ça a tout de la vie rêvée, vous ne trouvez pas ? Des hivers et des étés entiers à escalader les voies les plus emblématiques du monde, à découvrir des cultures variées et à vivre en marge de la société. Tout le monde quitterait son emploi pour vivre cette vie-là, n’est-ce pas ? Peut-être. Ou pas. Ce que la plupart des gens ne voient pas, ce sont les sacrifices et les compromis que ces athlètes font pour pouvoir avoir ce style de vie. Un grimpeur professionnel, pleinement impliqué dans son travail, doit parcourir des kilomètres tous les jours, quelle que soit la période de l’année pour entretenir sa forme physique, même si le climat n’est parfois pas coopératif et qu'il doit se rendre à la salle de sport, mais comment faire lorsqu’on se réveille chaque jour dans un endroit différent ?
Triglav
Dave Talbot

Triglav

La première fois que j’ai vu le versant nord du Triglav, c’était dans le livre de Reinhold Messner, « The Big Walls (Les grandes parois) », quand j’avais 19 ans. Cette montagne et ce versant m’ont depuis fasciné.
Mark Hines : La Traversée du Nord Glacé
Mark Hines

Mark Hines : La Traversée du Nord Glacé

Après avoir exploré le Nord du Canada au cours de ses nombreuses courses et expéditions en solitaire, Mark Hines est retourné au Yukon cette année pour explorer la région à vélo, cette fois. Son souhait de connecter l'océan Arctique au Pacifique l’a fait traverser les territoires du Yukon et de la Colombie Britannique.
Sylvain Thiabaud – Un projet de plus à retirer de la liste
Sylvain Thiabaud Escalade

Sylvain Thiabaud – Un projet de plus à retirer de la liste

On est le dimanche 18 juin et nous sommes en train de boire le café au soleil, avec Leon, le gérant du refuge de Pombie, situé en face du pic du Midi d'Ossau. Je suis avec mon ami, Matthias et nous ne réalisons toujours pas que, la veille, nous avons bouclé l'énorme projet, que nous avions préparé depuis très longtemps. Le café a même meilleur goût aujourd'hui, grâce à ce succès.
Totem Pole
Rob Greenwood

Totem Pole

Le Totem Pole défie les superlatifs autant que les éléments. S’il y a un élément qui n’aurait jamais dû exister : c’est bien celui-là. Faisant 60 m de haut et 4 m de large, ce grand monolithe semble mettre au défi la mer déchaînée qui l’entoure. Pourtant, il est bel et bien là. Fier, grand et improbable, il représente un défi pour tout grimpeur sur rochers qui se respecte, qui aime l’aventure et qui a du cran.
Expédition H17
Cristina Pogacean Nasim Eshqi Klettern

Expédition H17

Fin août, l'athlète de Rab Nasim Eshqi et Cristina Pogacean se sont rendus dans la région des villes de Jammu et Kashmir, Zanskar, en Inde, pour tenter l'ascension H17, un sommet vierge situé au confluent du Haptal Tokpo et du Chhogo Tok
Le Festival des Remarkables
Lachlan Gardiner escalade sur glace

Le Festival des Remarkables

Pour tous ceux qui ne connaissent pas cette région, la Nouvelle-Zélande est probablement mieux connue, depuis quelques temps, sous le nom de Terre du Milieu. Une association qui a été créée lorsque ces îles spectaculaires sont devenues le décor cinématographique du récit épique de Tolkien.
Calculer le risque - avalanche au Canada
Martina Halik Ski

Calculer le risque - avalanche au Canada

J’en suis à quatre passages et je viens juste de dégager la courbe la plus importante de la pente lorsque je vois la cassure partant de l’extrémité avant de mon ski jusqu’en bas. Pas très grosse je pense, je suis sûre que l’avalanche est superficielle et il est même peu probable qu’elle se propage dans une vraie plaque qui bouge. Cinq minutes plus tôt, j’avais creusé un puits dans la neige avec mon co-équipier et la seule couche fragile que nous avions trouvée à 10 cm de profondeur était une surface givrée.