Our inspiration for designing the highest quality clothing and equipment for the mountains comes directly from the wild places we visit. From small local projects to fully funded expeditions to the Greater Ranges, our community of climbers are constantly putting the gear through it paces as we witness our product story unfold alongside that of the adventures and their outcomes. For Rab, these articles aren’t just entertainment - they're an incredible source of research and reference for pushing our products further and higher.

Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider

On November 8th 2018, I stood on the summit of El Capitan in Yosemite, California, after free climbing the route Freerider over 5 days. With Jacob sup...

Search for Star Dust

It’s 11pm in the central Argentinean Andes. I’m seated cross legged at 4000m attempting to construct an Avro Lancasterian model aeroplane by the l...

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 Inaccess...

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 ti...

Senja - Going Home

Greg Boswell and Jeff Mercier may have set a record for the speed at which they established new winter routes when they visited the Island of Senja of...

49° South: Where Dreams Still Live

Patagonia is an intense place. Intense because of its extreme and capricious weather. Intense due to its disproportionate dimensions, both vertical an...

Exclusive 'Alpenglow' Extract

For the past 6 years, Ben Tibbetts has dedicated himself to climbing all 82 of the Alps’ 4,000m+ peaks. Documenting the journey in his new book ...

49° South: Where Dreams Still Live

Patagonia is an intense place. Intense because of its extreme and capricious weather. Intense due to its disproportionate dimensions, both vertical an...

Women’s Trad Festival 2018 Report

On the first weekend of August, nearly 200 climbers from all over the UK (as well as several lucky competition winners from Germany!) gathered in the ...

Jacob Cook - Welcome to the Wack

“So is this what it feels like to be committed?” asked Mike. We were about two-thirds of the way up the North-East Buttress of Mount Slesse in BC,...

Finnmark and The Origins of Skiing

April 2018 and it’s rapidly approaching the end of the winter guiding season in the French Alps. This winter has been the best in many years, with a...

Calculating the risk - Avalanche Canada

I’m four turns into my run and I’ve just cleared the steepest convexity on the slope when I see the crack shoot out from my ski tips across the sl...

The Annapurna Circuit

It’s 5.30 in the morning and I can hear the quiet yet obtrusive sound of my watch alarm beeping next to my pillow. I am cocooned into the comfor...

AMI Spring Layering Guide

Being comfortable in the hills and mountains of the UK can be a bit of a dark art. As your work rate and the weather vary during the day, your body an...

The Cliffs of Catalonia

With temperatures hovering around zero and the limestone crags of the UK still dripping with the last of the winter weather, early Spring has become a...

Norway Expedion: Training for the South Pole

During February we completed our final polar training expedition before attempting the South Pole expedition in November. We spent 3 weeks in Haugast...

Climbing Sinsat

Aid climbing – unquestionably the best way to forget your own everyday problems and focus on the present moment. Especially when you’re doing ...

Coast Mountain Epic - Part 2

To read Part 1 of Martina and Tania’s Coast Mountain Epic, click here! ...

Coast Mountain Epic - Part 1

“What?! You’re doing that, with your mother?” People would gasp, unbelieving. “A six-month long ski traverse of the Coast Mountains? Isn’t s...

Coast Mountain Epic - Part 1

“What?! You’re doing that, with your mother?” People would gasp, unbelieving. “A six-month long ski traverse of the Coast Mountains? Isn’t s...

H17 Expedition

At the end of August, Rab athlete Nasim Eshqi and Cristina Pogacean headed to the Zanskar region of Jammu and Kashmir in India to attempt to climb H17...

H17 Expedition

At the end of August, Rab athlete Nasim Eshqi and Cristina Pogacean headed to the Zanskar region of Jammu and Kashmir in India to attempt to climb H17...

Among Giants

The Drus. Who has never heard of these peaks? Mentioned in many tales, slender and proud, dominating the Chamonix valley – standing as tall as t...

Among Giants

The Drus. Who has never heard of these peaks? Mentioned in many tales, slender and proud, dominating the Chamonix valley – standing as tall as t...

Climbing with Family - Aaron Mulkey on Gannet Peak

When you spend your life in the mountains, both personally and professionally, it’s natural to want to share your love of these wild places and ...

Climbing with Family - Aaron Mulkey on Gannet Peak

When you spend your life in the mountains, both personally and professionally, it’s natural to want to share your love of these wild places and ...

Angela VanWiemeersch - Sacrifices

Living the #vanlife, looks idyllic doesnt it? Endless winters and summers climbing some of the most iconic routes in the world, taking in varied cultu...

Angela VanWiemeersch - Sacrifices

Living the #vanlife, looks idyllic doesnt it? Endless winters and summers climbing some of the most iconic routes in the world, taking in varied cultu...

Mark Hines - Across The Frozen North

Having explored the Canadian North in numerous races and solo expeditions, Mark Hines returned to the Yukon this year, this time to explore the region...

Angela VanWiemeersch - Matanuska Glacier

Cam McLeod is a photographer based in Ogden, Utah. In August last year Cam, along with Rab athlete Angela VanWiemeersch, took a trip to the Matanuska...

Angela VanWiemeersch - Matanuska Glacier

Cam McLeod is a photographer based in Ogden, Utah. In August last year Cam, along with Rab athlete Angela VanWiemeersch, took a trip to the Matanuska...

Derek Eland: Everest's Resident Artist

In recent years, Everest has become a mountain defined more by tragedy and controversy than its history and inherent allure as the world’s highest m...

Derek Eland: Everest's Resident Artist

In recent years, Everest has become a mountain defined more by tragedy and controversy than its history and inherent allure as the world’s highest m...

Getting Ready for Scottish Winter

Whether you're climbing Ben Nevis or battling Raeburn's Gully, preparing for Scottish winter climbing is a wise investment of time and effort and wil...

Yosemite, A Love Letter

I am writing this piece from a little town in Germany, far away from the golden meadows of Yosemite Valley. Outside my window the world looks dreary i...

Yosemite, A Love Letter

I am writing this piece from a little town in Germany, far away from the golden meadows of Yosemite Valley. Outside my window the world looks dreary i...

Lachlan Gardiner - Ama Dablam

Lachlan Gardiner is a climber and photographer who has worked extensively in New Zealand, Nepal and his native Australia. While he has shot photogra...

Lachlan Gardiner - Ama Dablam

Lachlan Gardiner is a climber and photographer who has worked extensively in New Zealand, Nepal and his native Australia. While he has shot photogra...

John Crook - Alaska

The remote wilds of Alaska have, for many decades, been an inexorable draw to alpinists and mountaineers. The region still offers numerous unclimbed...

John Crook - Alaska

The remote wilds of Alaska have, for many decades, been an inexorable draw to alpinists and mountaineers. The region still offers numerous unclimbed...

Mark Hines on the Yukon Quest Trail

Rab® sponsored athlete Mark Hines is no stranger to performing in the most extreme conditions in the world. Mark has already ticked off several ...