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...

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 ...

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, t...

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...

Nasim Eshqi Honoured with King Albert I Award

Joining a list of just 56 other recipients, Rab athlete Nasim Eshqi has been presented the King Albert I Memorial Award, given in recognition of those...

AMI Review: Photon X Jacket

Back in the late nineties Mark Twights forward thinking volume ‘Extreme Alpinism’ hit the shelves. Among his many ideas was the concept of over la...

A Climbing Life, A Mother's Story

To celebrate Mother’s day, we wanted to celebrate one of the most inspiring mothers we know. A pioneering mountain guide and mother of two, Libb...

Jeff Shapiro - Pneuma

1st ascent of the South Face of Brammah II (6486m) Early in 2016, I was reminiscing over images from the last expedition I took with my homie and regu...

The Life & Death of a Glacier

Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing a series of interviews with Project Pressure artists discussing their experiences on receding glaciers a...

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...

Lachlan Gardiner: Kinetic Plus Review

For a very long time I have been searching for the perfect jacket. Now, before this gets too carried away, allow me to clarify exactly what that is. T...

Mount Kenya

When you think of Africa, images of Mount Kilimanjaro, the River Nile, the vast Serengeti plains & the people of the Masaai Mara come to mind. Yet...

AMI Review: Focus Hoody

This is a warm, smart looking, lightweight fleece for all seasons and I would highly recommend it. Since receiving this hoody I have barely taken it o...

Scottish Adventurer Completes 222 Summit Challenge

Earlier this year, we reported on Will Copestake’s progress on his Winter round of the Scottish Corbetts. As of this past weekend, we are excit...

Greg Boswell - New Routes in Alaska

Freshly returned from climbing on the Buckskin glacier, Alaska, Rab athlete Greg Boswell could be described as little other than “buzzing”...

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...

Triglav

I first saw the North face of Triglav in a book, ‘The Big Walls’ by Reinhold Messner, when I was about 19 years old. The mountain and the ...

AMI Review: Oblique Pants

I wanted a pair of climbing trousers for the autumn climbing season and my criteria were pretty simple. They had to be comfortable, medium length (tha...

Rab announce #RockedUp Competition

As the days begin to lengthen with the start of Summer, sunlight lingering that little bit longer and the number of good weather days tipping in the r...

Pick and Play 2017

On Sunday 14th May a number of the team at Rab headed over to Hathersage for the annual Peak Mountaineering Peak District Pick and Play. Now into its ...

A Mere Point in History

Project Pressure is a charity that seeks to raise awareness of the planet’s shrinking glaciers through the use of art. They work to create a databas...

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...

AMI Review: Flashpoint Jacket

The women’s Flashpoint Jacket is a super lightweight waterproof jacket, that manages to save on weight without skimping on features. Using Pertex Sh...

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 ...

Spanish Snapshot

The weather in the UK can be, shall we say, temperamental. As any British rock climber knows, it makes planning trips ahead of time something of a gam...

Fair Head Meet 2017

Over the weekend of the 2nd-4th June 2017, Northern Ireland once again played host to the annual Fair Head Meet. This gathering of climbers started 9 ...

AMI Review: Kinetic Plus Jacket

I have been wearing the Kinetic Plus since August 2016. My first impressions were that it would be a comfortable, lightweight summer waterproof. I tho...

Sylvain Thiabaud – One From the List

It’s the morning of Sunday the 18th of June and we are drinking coffee in the sun with Leon, the hut keeper of Pombie, a refuge in front of Ossau Pe...

Climb 2 Recovery – Still Climbing

In 2016, double amputee Neil Heritage, Steve Green and Mark Hooks travelled to Zermatt Switzerland for an attempt on the Matterhorn. The aim was simpl...

Staff Profiles: Chris Vanderhoven

In this series of profiles, we aim to bring you closer to the people that make up the Rab family; the characters that have shaped the history of the c...

Cima Piccola

05:00 found us bags packed and walking into the base of the Cima Piccola in the Tre Cima de Laverado in the Italian Dolomites. I hadn’t been ba...

Staff Profiles: Kate Ennis

In this series of profiles, we aim to bring you closer to the people that make up the Rab family; the characters that have shaped the history of the c...

The Place of the Gaels Premiere Sheffield

We would like to invite you to join us for the premiere of ‘The Place of the Gaels’, an exploration of Scotland’s landscape, culture...

The Place of the Gaels Premiere Denver

We would like to invite you to join us for the premiere of ‘The Place of the Gaels’, an exploration of Scotland’s landscape, culture...

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 ...

Naranjo de Bulnes

The Naranjo de Bulnes, or Picu Urriellu as it is known by the locals, is the most iconic mountain in Spain. A rocky tower of top quality limestone, it...

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...

The Place of the Gaels Premiere

Rab has always been inextricably linked to Scotland. It is our founder’s place of birth, and while he learned his manufacturing prowess in Argen...

US Premiere of The Place of the Gaels

The North American Premiere of the Place of the Gaels was held on Saturday 11/14 at the Rab store in Denver, Colorado, bringing a small piece of Scotl...

Rab at Kendal Mountain Festival 2017

The Kendal Mountain Festival has become a yearly rite of passage for all those with a passion for the outdoors. The festival celebrates the very bes...

Paul Ramsden - Piolet d'Or Profile

In April this year it was announced that British mountaineer and Rab athlete Paul Ramsden would be honoured, along with his climbing partner Nick Bull...

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 2

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

Limited edition Black Dots photobook

We are proud to announce that Nicholas White’s photo exploration of British Bothy culture, Black Dots, supported by Rab, has been converted int...

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 ...

AMI Review: Merino 160 hoody

I’ve had brilliant Merino baselayers before and I’ve had thin mid-layers with the other features of Rab’s Merino 160 Hoody before, (hood, long c...

The Rab CWIF 2018

Attracting climbers from all over the world, The Climbing Works International Festival offers something that is at once, uniquely British and truly g...

The Rab CWIF 2018 - Highlights

Over the past twelve years, The Climbing Works International Festival has become a highlight of the competition climbing calendar; unofficially kickin...

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...

Climbers Shop – Expedition Launch

There could not have been more appropriate weather for The Climbers Shop in Stony Stratford to launch as an Expedition Stockists. With a Siberian blas...

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...

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 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...

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...

Mount Rainier Infinity Loop

Phew! WE DID IT. After 97 hours and 31 minutes, 132.4 miles, and 40,000ft of vertical gain, we can now say that we’ve completed the Rainier Infinity...

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...

A British First Ascent in the Garhwal Himalaya

In an 8 day round-trip, the British team of Malcolm Bass, Guy Buckingham and Paul Figg have made the successful first ascent of a new line on Janhukot...

Inside Design: Flashpoint 2 Jacket

Behind every great product is a great designer, and the Flashpoint 2 waterproof jacket is a prime example. Rab Product Designer Ben Manwaring talks us...

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,...

Inside Design: Rock Range

Senior Clothing Designer Kate Ennis is the driving force behind one of our most vibrant collections – the Rock Range. Combining a wealth of desi...