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Athletes

Over the years Rab has worked with some extraordinary athletes. Pushing the limits of their chosen discipline and our gear in all corners of the world, we are continually astonished by, and privileged to witness the achievements and endeavours of this community of motivated, passionate people. Supporting our athletes at the very top of their game allows us 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.

Alizée Dufraisse

Alizée made her name on the competition circuit, becoming one of the most successful climbers on the French National team. But the lure of ...

Caitlin Connor

A rising star of the Scottish climbing scene, with a strong focus on winter climbing, Caitlin has just earned her place as part of the GB Ic...

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 instr...

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...

Greg Boswell

Greg Boswell is at the cutting edge of Scottish winter climbing and has been consistently pushing the boundaries, season after season. As we...

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. H...

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 ...

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 tr...

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...

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 quie...

Melanie Bernier

Mel Bernier is a passionate endurance athlete who competes in ski mountaineering races at international level for Canada. Even when the sn...

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...

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 route...

Eli Helmuth

Eli recently relocated to the island of Puerto Rico with his family after 30 years of full-time work as a mountain instructor and guide with...

Aaron Mulkey

Few are as dedicated to ice climbing exploration as Aaron Mulkey, who has spent the last decade systematically scouring the canyons of north...

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 year...

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+, al...

Angela VanWiemeersch

Angela grew up in suburban Detroit, which she describes as “wild and raw, a string of epic adventures.” Angela’s curiosity and love fo...

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 mor...

Fabrizio Zangrilli

Fabrizio Zangrilli is a very talented high altitude mountaineer and seasoned expedition veteran, who mixes traditional big mountain objecti...

Nasim Eshqi

Born in Iran, Nasim started climbing at the age of 23. She had always been keen on sport, having competed in the heptathlon, swimming, handb...


Ambassadors

From high mountain summits to the foot of the crag each and every one of our ambassadors embody what The Mountain People means to us. United by a love of the mountains, we rely on our ambassadors to put our clothing and equipment through its paces and feel proud to support such diverse and talented individuals. To find out more about our ambassadors and their latest projects click through to their Ambassador Profile pages.

Rab Carrington

Born in Glasgow in 1947, Rab Carrington found a passion for the outdoors and walking early on. However, it wasn’t until University that he...

Will Copestake

Will Copestake is a guide and adventurer with an enthusiasm to explore those parts of the world that are wet, cold and windy. A true believe...

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 ...

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....

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....

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. Altho...

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 betwe...

Paul Swail

Paul’s heart lies in traditional climbing, especially in his homeland of Ireland, however he is constantly drawn away on all types adventu...

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 la...

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 photog...

The AMI Test Team

As part of Rab’s commitment to making the best clothing and equipment for the mountains, our test team is made up of members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), our brand partners. AMI instructors based in various locations throughout the UK put a selection of Rab gear through rigorous and extended use, designed to test it to it’s limits. They use their expertise and experience of the products to provide detailed feedback on Rab's clothing, equipment and technology.

Louise Tully

Zac Poulton

Steve Long

Rachael Crewesmith

Simon Verspeak

Siobhan Miller

Kristine Cruse

Sam Farnsworth

Ian Martin

Stu Lade

Andy Spink

Guy Buckingham

Brand Partners

Our brand partners are an integral part of the Rab family. United by our love of the mountains, we are honoured to partner with the following organisations, to find out more, click their brand profile.

Porter Protection Group

The IPPG works to improve the well being of mountain porters in the tourism industry around the world.

Project Pressure

A charity documenting the world’s vanishing glaciers, collaborating with renowned artists to create work that inspires action.

Climbers Against Cancer

A charity looking to increase awareness and raise funds for research in the continued fight against cancer.

Association of Mountaineering Instructors

The representative body for professionally qualified Mountaineering Instructors in the UK and Ireland.

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