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.
The Art of “Unambitious Ambition”
Climbing Sarah Kampf

The Art of “Unambitious Ambition”

Writing a review about my 2019 climbing season sounded pretty simple to me at first. What could be easier than talking about what you have experienced yourself during a year of climbing? But this task turned out to be more tricky than expected
Rab at Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019
Banff Events

Rab at Banff Mountain Film Festival 2019

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is North America’s largest mountain festival. Taking place between October 26th and November 3rd, the festival promises nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe
Ocean to Asgard - Part 2
Bronwyn Hodgins Jacob Cook Expedition We Are Explorers

Ocean to Asgard - Part 2

We charge downstream in our little red packraft. The water is churning, pumping! I’m in the stern; Jacob kneels in my bow. It’s tough to see the line as we race along, dodging rocks and waves. Focus.
The Long Road Home
Benny Lieber

The Long Road Home

When I topped off the gas tank and sped out of New Hampshire on April 2nd, I tightly gripped the wheel, smiling ear to ear and with a 5,500 mile gaze - at the end of my longing stare was the vision of returning to the Last Frontier.
Ocean to Asgard - Part 1
Bronwyn Hodgins Jacob Cook Expedition We Are Explorers

Ocean to Asgard - Part 1

This summer Jacob, Thor, Zack and myself spent six weeks on Baffin Island, in the far northeast corner of Canada and about 200 miles across the Bay from Greenland. While out there we managed to climb some big mountain faces - some new lines and some old - and accessed these mountains by paddling the ocean fjord and glacier-fed river in packrafts. How do I sum up six weeks of adventure in an article? I’ve put together a series of moments to share:
Skiing Antarctica
Joe Doherty Skiing Expedition

Skiing Antarctica

Last November Joe Doherty became the first Scout in the world to ski to the South Pole and kite ski back. The journey began from the Messner Start (80o 67’ S 65o 00’ W) where he man hauled his 100kg Pulk 912km to the South Pole over 45 days. Upon reaching the Pole he headed for Union Glacier which took him 16 days and he covered 2045km in total.  (80o 05’ S 78o 30’ W)
Skiing Spantik & Nanga Parbat
Mountaineering Boris Langenstein Skiing

Skiing Spantik & Nanga Parbat

In our 70s, pink candy-coloured Land Cruiser, it looks more like heading out from a summer camp. Our driver, as comfortable behind the wheel as he is on the turntables, happily shares with us his local playlist. In the back seat, smiling, Nuawas, Muaz and Nazir enthusiastically accompany the words (they take care of our logistics and, in particular, our kitchen at base camp).  Rocked by the road and the landscapes that pass by, I watch the scene just happy to be back in Pakistan.
Three Peaks Cycling Challenge
Amber Brown Cycling

Three Peaks Cycling Challenge

“I started hallucinating from what was a 22 hour day hearing noises, seeing figures and abandoned kit but Paul assured me they were just rocks. When we got to the bottom, we were dead and couldn’t believe that it was all over, it was so surreal. It felt like a weird dream.”
Is Climbing Making You Happy?
Climbing Jude Spancken Wellbeing

Is Climbing Making You Happy?

It is mid-February. I am lying in a hammock in France. To be precise, I am in ‘Le Lot’, a rural area in central France and my hammock is strung between two trees at the base of a crag called Milhac.
Can You Be A Pro in Two Sports?
Climbing Tom Randall Running

Can You Be A Pro in Two Sports?

This year has been one of the hardest but also one of the most interesting of my last 10 years as a professional athlete. As many of you who are reading this piece right now, know me as a climber, you’re probably wondering why I put in the title that it’s about being a “pro” in two sports. Well, let me take you on a little journey of the last nine months!
Living On Hard Ice
Ice Climbing Benny Lieber Mountaineering

Living On Hard Ice

“This isn't the forest or even the snow, there are no rocks, no trails or footprints, no plants or flowers- this is ice. And guess what: it changes every single day.”
Sea to Summit Extreme
Andrea Mason

Sea to Summit Extreme

‘Wow, I feel great, they must have given me some awesome painkillers’ The nurse is calling my name ‘Andrea, Andrea.’ My eyes start to open and I look around, there is something not quite right, I am still in the pre-op room.
Rab Young Alpinists 2019
Calum Muskett Alpinism Ben Tibbetts

Rab Young Alpinists 2019

“As we made fresh tracks up the glacier in the pitch dark of 3am and finally as we reached the summit the sun crested up over the picturesque mountains to fill us with the days first light. A surreal feeling it was to be at the top of a peak in time for sunrise and the most amazing photos.”
Sylvain Thiabaud - Winter Climbing 2018/19
Ice Climbing Sylvain Thiabaud

Sylvain Thiabaud - Winter Climbing 2018/19

This winter I wanted to climb, to climb rock only! I spent a lot of time in the mountains the past seasons working as a mountain guide and this fall I wanted to train a lot and push my rock climbing level. But it’s rare for a plan to run without a hitch. Winter is here, lots of ice, no snow, many friends wanting to climb steep ice… as we say in Pyrenees “Porque no” - Why not!
Zanskar Expedition
Mountaineering Matthew Harle Expedition

Zanskar Expedition

One of the amazing things about being a young alpinist from a country with a strong climbing tradition is that with an average internet connection, a computer capable of running Google Earth, and the skills to weave together a compelling grant application, you can find yourself able to attempt exploratory climbing in some of the greatest mountain ranges on Earth. 
Bronwyn Hodgins - Freerider
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins

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 supporting me, I led the crux pitches and weighted the rope only three times over the 3000ft of climbing, lowering down and sending each pitch after. It almost felt easy! But really it wasn’t easy. It was a battle, a 4-year epic battle…
The Rab CWIF 2019 - Highlights
Bouldering Events

The Rab CWIF 2019 - Highlights

The 13th annual Climbing Works International Festival recently took place in the city of Sheffield, home to the UK’s largest population of climbers and the birthplace of Rab.
Search for Star Dust
Matt Maynard Jimmy Hyland Expedition

Search for Star Dust

It’s 11pm in the central Argentinean Andes. I’m seated cross legged at 4000m attempting to construct an Avro Lancastrian model aeroplane by the light of my headtorch.
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
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 - Going Home
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Greg Boswell

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 off Norway’s North West coast in February 2018. 
Rab at Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018
Banff

Rab at Banff Mountain Film Festival 2018

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival is North America’s largest mountain festival. Taking place between October 27th and November 4th, the festival promises nine epic days filled with stories of remote journeys, ground-breaking expeditions, and cutting-edge adventures told through the eyes of adventurers, authors, photographers and filmmakers from around the globe.
Totem Pole
Climbing Rob Greenwood

Totem Pole

The Totem Pole defies superlatives as much as it defies the elements. If there were ever to be a feature that shouldn’t exist: it is this. Standing 60m tall and - most remarkable of all - a mere 4m wide, this great monolith stands defiant of the raging seas that surround it. However, stand it does; proud, tall, and implausible, representing a challenge to any adventurous rock climber that has a pulse.
H17 Expedition
Climbing Cristina Pogacean Nasim Eshqi

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, a virgin peak situated at the confluence between the Haptal Tokpo and Chhogo Tokpo rivers.
Illiniza Sur
Mountaineering Nate Smith

Illiniza Sur

At 5,263m Illiniza Sur is Ecuador’s 6th highest mountain, and is considered one of the country’s more technically challenging peaks. Often overlooked in exchange for more popular volcanoes such as Chimborazo (Ecuador’s highest peak at 6,310m) and Cayambe (5,790m).
Remarkables Festival
Ice Climbing Lachlan Gardiner

Remarkables Festival

For anyone unfamiliar with the region, New Zealand is probably best known in recent times as Middle Earth. An association created when these dramatic islands famously became the cinematic depiction of Tolkien’s epic.
The Place of the Gaels
Mountaineering Scottish Winter

The Place of the Gaels

‘The Place of the Gaels’ explores both the community and culture of winter mountaineering and climbing in the Highlands, introducing our American athletes to the notorious Scottish winter.