Training for the Unknown - Tom Randall

"We're on a mission to find something that has, until now, remained elusive. A crack that makes 'Century', 'Cobra' and 'Recovery Drink' seem like we w...

Return to the USA Cracks

When Pete and I spent an autumn down at The White Rim in the USA, trying to make the first ascent of Century Crack, we left with the feeling that we...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2015

We're really excited about this year's Kendal Mountain Festival and we've got more going on than ever! The Rab Party No Kendal weekend would be comple...

Rab Mountain Marathon 2015 Preview

The Rab Mountain Marathon is fast approaching and this year we expect the event to be better than ever. Since it first started, the event has always b...

Stetind - Doubt Remains

Crash! Buum, buum, crash! 7.00 A.M. Sunday 31th August. My body is tossed into the car, interrupting the light sleep I felt 3 hours before. More or le...

Colton-Macintyre

Brits have long been associated with the Grandes Jorasses, its main summits named after Walker and Whymper. But it was the legendary ace Italian, Rica...

Patience and Perseverance

I love climbing and have so ever since I first discovered it on a beautiful October day on the south coast of England. I was hooked from the moment I ...

Muchu Chhish Expedition

The aim of the Muchu Chhish expedition, consisting of Phil DeBeger, Tim Oates and myself, was to make the first ascent of Muchu Chhish in the Pakistan...

How to Organise an Expedition

Mountaineering expeditions come in different shapes and sizes, but here are a few ideas based on how I organised our forthcoming Muchu Chhish expediti...

Carneddau Hot Rock

Confession time: Somehow in 20 years of cragging in Wales I have never made it to either Llech Ddu or Craig Yr Ysfa’s Amphitheatre Wall. Nope. Not e...

If at First You Don't Succeed

Being ill in bed last weekend had its upsides as I got to watch the Bouldering World Cup in Laval. It’s always great to see Shauna crushing, but wha...

IPPG report from Machermo, pre-monsoon 2014

Arms braced on his legs and sat hunched over, our latest patient a Nepalese porter, gasps for breath. His oxygen saturations, a measure of the amount ...

The Norway Diaries – Part 2: The Island of Kvaløya

I have made a discovery. My own selfishness tells me to keep quiet about it so make sure you don't tell anyone. It can be our little secret: Norway......

Shadowmover 2.0

Since the beginning of this year I am living in Belgium again after an absence of three and a half years. Moving from an alpine country (Austria) to o...

Kalymnos

Easter holidays are coming.. where can I go and climb ?!? Call to the friends.. they’re not really motivated in climbing far from home, too bad A fe...

The Norway Diaries - Part 1: Lyngen

I have made a discovery. My own selfishness tells me to keep quiet about it so make sure you don't tell anyone. It can be our little secret: Norway......

Unclimbed Peaks in the Karakoram

The main objective of our expedition this summer is to make the first ascent of Muchu Chhish 7453m, which is located in the Karakoram mountains of Pak...

Verdon Aid

February 2014 It had been a long time since we had used Friends, hammer and haul bag with my brother Vincent.. “What about Verdon Gorge ?” he aske...

El Chorro & the (tiny!) Universe

[caption id="attachment_6080" align="aligncenter" width="450"] El Chorro[/caption] Two long (three days) weekends were coming closer and we only had t...

Patrouille des Glaciers - third time lucky!

The Patrouille des Glaciers is arguably the biggest and most famous ski mountaineering race in the world, whose military origins began in 1944. It now...

A Trip Down Under

A few weeks ago we went to Oz. It’s a country I’ve wanted to visit ever since I was a kid and I started watching Neighbours, so I was made up when...

Patrouille des Glaciers - Team Rab

Probably the biggest and most famous ski mountaineering race in the world, the Patrouille des Glaciers takes place at the end of April every 2 years. ...

The CWIF

Last weekend I entered the Climbing Works International Festival, the CWIF, for the first time ever. This is an unusual event that has grown and grown...

Mixed Climbing Divine

This time our aim was to do something interesting…mixed climbing! [caption id="attachment_5996" align="aligncenter" width="450"] West face of Cânt...

Mallorca

A band of climbers from the Maurienne valley fly to the island of Mallorca to profit from its sun, cliffs and sea.. 10 hard days for the skin !! Base ...

Wild Side

I am not sure if my recent trip to Spain was the best I've ever had or the worst. There were points during the 2 week holiday when I was convinced it ...

Opening the Winter Season...

...with seven unexpected ice climbs [caption id="attachment_5935" align="aligncenter" width="450"] At the end of a fantastic and unexpected ice climbi...

Success for Rab professionals

It has been a successful few weeks for the Rab team. Across a wide variety of disciplines from skiing to flying, in a wide variety of locations from v...

Working with Photographers

I’m two metres below the top out of a new 12m E2 route I’m soloing the day before leaving for the Ice Climbing World Cup in Romania when I hear cr...

Richard Parks becomes fastest Brit in history to reach South Pole

Richard Parks has reached the South Pole, recording the fastest ever solo, unsupported and unassisted journey to the South Pole by a Brit in history. ...

2013

2013 has been a great year for me. Lots of travelling, stacks of climbing and amazing weather (with one notable exception!). Rather than writing an ac...

Tour du Mont Blanc by mountain bike - Leanne Callaghan

Do you ever get a sinking feeling when it becomes clear that everyone else on your trip has been taking things very seriously and, like, actually trai...

Bringing Home the Bacon - Ally Swinton

This Autumn hasn't been the most productive, due to really poor weather and conditions.  Mostly I've just been training either at the zoo, which is t...

OCP workshop

Last Saturday dawned with a sense of nervous excitement. The reason was the Optimising Climbing Potential workshop being held at the Foundry climbing ...

Antarctica Speed Record: Day 4 - Richard Parks

Hi Guys.  Not the best of news.  Yesterday the weather deteriorated badly.  There had been more snow, total whiteouts, no contrast, no horizon and ...

Gritstone Esoterica - Tom Randall

Earlier this year I spent quite a bit of time – too much time – working on a first ascent down at Shining Cliff. It was a short gritstone route th...

Waiting to Start - Richard Parks

Hi guys.  Hope you are all well.  I am currently in Union Glacier Base Camp in Antarctica waiting for a weather window to start my Antarctica Speed ...

Fast Grit - Tom Randall

One of my favourite things about climbing with Pete is that he loves a silly challenge. It doesn’t matter whether it’s painful, tiring, embarrassi...

Where's your head at? - Ally Swinton

Sorry I've not wrote on my blog for a while. I've had a few things going on. I'd like to say they've been wild, exciting and entertaining things... B...

Küffner

End of the summer.. We endless found some time to go mountaineering together with my good friend Matthieu Portefaix☺ Let’s go to Chamonix and the ...

Kendal Mountain Festival 2013 is coming!

Rab is proud to be a sponsor of the festival, be sure to get your tickets for the Rab Party on the Saturday night. It's going to be bigger and better ...

You Can’t Win Them All - Tom Randall

One of the big aims for 2013 was to improve my finger crack abilities – the usual methods of systematic analysis of what was needed were applied. I...

Richard Parks announces record breaking expeditions

After 12 months of preparation Richard Parks can finally unveil Project X. Project X is a two-part quest, which will see Richard attempt to complete t...

Trail Running in Torridon - Nadir Khan

Paul and Colin had talked about running all the Torridon tops in a day and when I spoke to Claire at Trail Running mag she was keen that I shoot it so...

Petit Clocher du Portalet

I first heard about the route « état de choc » a long time ago.. the Portalet is known as “the little Yosemite” and after my family trip in V...

Attempting to optimise my potential

Five years ago, in October 2008, I had one of my worst days out climbing ever. It sticks in my mind because it was also a turning point for me. Severa...

Autumn Snow - Ben Tibbetts

Waking up to yet more snow in the garden and a blue sky is pretty exciting. I got up early and started desperately messaging folk to try and find some...

7th Rab Mountain Marathon

Last weekend (28-29th September) saw the seventh annual Rab Mountain Marathon take place, this year in the north-west corner of the Lake District. Hun...

Skye High - Nadir Khan

Just back from 5 days on Skye with Guy Steven and Lee Fleming. The plan was to climb and shoot as much of the ridge as possible, get a bivi on the rid...

New Route on Kapura

It was our first trip to Nangma Valley and we had no exact objective in mind, although we aimed to climb a new mountain route in light style or at lea...

Staycation!

When the weather is good there is no better place to holiday than the UK. In fact, last week the weather was pretty terrible, but the UK still made fo...

Orco

Bad weather everywhere.. so bad:-( We are searching on internet a climbing place dry for a few days with my brother.. Some friends told me about Val d...

Bellavista

[caption id="attachment_5560" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Tre Cime ©Calum Muskett[/caption] After our adventure on the Eiger, Dave and I wer...

Paciencia - Calum Muskett

  [caption id="attachment_5552" align="aligncenter" width="450"] North Face of the Eiger ©Calum Muskett[/caption] The White Spider was one of th...

Grand Dru - Ben Tibbetts

South Pillar / Voie Bastien Contamine - Grand Dru   [caption id="attachment_5520" align="aligncenter" width="450"] View of the Chamonix Aiguilles...

Slig2Slig

A favourable set of circumstances recently gave me the chance to complete a day out on the Cuillin Ridge that I have had in my head for years. I have ...

Flammes de Pierres

This summer seems to be defined under ‘trad climbing motivation’. I decided with my friend Sylvain « Chuchu » to go and climb in Charpoua area i...

Acclimatizing

I’ve been to the Alps every year since my first visit when I was fifteen. I love the variety of climbing, the generally hot weather and the fresh pa...

Rab Rock Trip - Summer 2013

We recently dispatched some of the Rab Professionals to two of the finest trad climbing areas in Europe. Accompanied by photographer Ben Winston, the ...

Croix des Têtes Time

Summer is just beginning and we are looking for new projects with my brother Vincent Some good friends have bolted two routes in the Croix des Têtes ...

East Buttress of the Angel - Scott Bennett

Graham and I have just returned to Talkeetna after spending a fun-filled ten days in the Revelation mountains. This remote range, on the far southwest...

Beautiful Briançon

At the start of the month we had a week spare to go climbing somewhere. But where to go in the July heat? Fancying a Mini adventure we booked a ferry ...

Stop me if you can - Dimitri Messina

This May I wasn’t working, Simon had a surplus of free time and we thought that it would be nice, really nice even, to go for a climb in the mountai...

The Go Trek - Squash Falconer

Squash Falconer recently set off on a pretty unique expedition. Rather than finding unusual ways to go up (and down) mountains, she took to the roads ...

Updates from Sylvain

June started well with two 8bs at Super Manjoc crag !!:-) I failed doing the both in the same day, but after Bourrinados, I sent Persifleur a couple...

First free ascent of 'Maurienne, What else?'

Maurienne, What else? (7c 400m) on the Croix des Têtes was equipped last autumn by my friend Benjamin Perrette. Since the start of the year I’d wan...

How many E7s can you put up in a day?

Short of time and short of sleep our final day on Hoy was always going to be a hectic affair. An early start saw Tom and I heading over to a gloomy lo...

Our sponsored pro Gary Rolfe certainly has unusual neighbours.

Not many people can say they’ve had a polar bear walk past their house! ...

Perspectives on fast and light

Perspectives on fast and light: Skiing Mont Blanc from the valley floor. Ben Tibbets.   [caption id="attachment_5296" align="aligncenter" widt...

Mountain Days

They may not be the biggest or the most impressive hills around, but the mountains of Snowdonia have their own charms and history making up for their ...

Grades and Climbs

[caption id="attachment_5213" align="aligncenter" width="400"] A stylish belay...without bolts![/caption] Some loose stones were thrown to the void an...

Boot Camp - Spanish Style

Just before leaving for my holiday to Barcelona a friend remarked that I was the only person he knew who was crazy enough to be excited about spending...

We’re proud to be a member of the EOCA.

As a company of people and as a technical outdoor brand we are very connected to the outdoors and to outdoor people. We care very much about 'giving b...

Photo from a fan.

A great photo sent to us by Rab fans Fraser & Jonathan on the Amphu Labtsa Pass 5,800m. Thanks for sending us the photo guys. ...

Back to Rock - Calum Muskett

The last couple of months have been a whirlwind of work and play (although mainly work!). After returning from the Alps I enjoyed some good skiing, ic...

BMC International Climbing Meet, May 2013. Jon Morgan

[caption id="attachment_5140" align="alignnone" width="450"] Jon Morgan and Sophie Whyte soloing Astral Stroll, E1 5b at Carn Gloose.[/caption] 3 year...

Daniel Hughes on TV

So who saw Daniel Hughes on The One Show last night & then on the BBC News Channel? If you missed it on the news, here it is......

Parks all set for Jungle Ultra

As Richard Parks steps up his preparation for his next world first project, he's taking part in the Jungle Ultra in Peru. A 230km/142 mile race of tou...

Alaska - Check your ego at the gate

"There is a rare feeling of completeness and calm that can only come after concerted effort and toil, sacrifice and vision"                  ...

Gaby’s Story

The British Women’s Ski Mountaineering Champion Gabriel Lees tells Rab all about the best season she’s ever had. Gaby is this year’s British Fe...

Well done Daniel

Don’t forget to keep donating. Donate by texting Nose70 £1 to 70070. ...

Boom! McFlurry please!

I am a sport climber. It says so in my DNA, I am sure it does. If you cut me open I would read sport climber down the middle like a stick of rock. So ...

Retro Rab

Browsing through the catalogue archive, we came across this retro beauty featuring Joe Simpson. We think it's from about 1989. ...

The Last One of the Cold Season - Variant 'Pops'

  It was already spring and our special order had not yet arrived. After the last winter activity in the Serra da Estrela, we were still expecti...

A short sequence of shots, captured during the making of "Beyond the Mountains".

A short sequence of shots, captured during the making of "Beyond the Mountains" a documentary in post-production about a journey on foot over Scotland...

The boot’s on the other foot now!

Diary of a skimo racer May 2013 Calum Muskett was visiting Chamonix for a month recently and we hooked up for some skiing together. Aged 19 at the mom...

Italian Trad Cracks: Part III - Tom Randall

  Each time that I book a trip to Europe for climbing, I get so excited. I dream of perfect lines, quality rock and sunny weather. These three fa...

Sarah Ridgeway on her 'recce' for her fast attempt of the Cuillin Ridge traverse on Sky.

A great photo of Rab supported athlete Sarah Ridgeway on her 'recce' for her fast attempt of the Cuillin Ridge traverse on Skye. “Thanks Rab for the...

The guys at GoPro picked a video of our sponsored pro Squash Falconer as their ‘video of the day’ yesterday.

Squash set off to climb Mt Everest, with an aim to not only reach the top but also to become the first female to paraglide from the summit, she captur...

Diary of a skimo racer - Jon Morgan

Pierra Menta, British Champs and Cham-Zermatt- unfinished business. March/April 2013 Following a fortnight of fun ski guiding carrying a heavy pack (g...

Riding the Planks - Calum Muskett

I’ve wanted to learn to ski for years now, having always been a fan of the world cup ski events that were once broadcast on the welsh TV channel S4C...

Gabriel Lees and Leanne Callaghan become the first British female team to complete the Pierra Menta ski mountaineering race.

Leanne Callaghan reports, March 2013 Those who have competed in really tough events will appreciate, they rarely feel nice at the time, but by ‘eck ...

Daniel Hughes’ Everest Million campaign

For anyone who’s thinking of donating to Daniel Hughes’ Everest Million campaign now is the time to do it. A benefactor has agreed to double any m...

One of our oldest stockists is 20 this weekend.

If you’re in the Peak District this Easter weekend why not call in at AdventureQuip in Castleton. They’re celebrating their 20th birthday and as t...

Climbing!

The beginning of winter 2013 was very hard: rain rain rain.. :-( Only a few days in Spain: Oliana and Terradets, a magic cliff where I send classic li...

"The Pursuit" Movie Trailer

Traveling across the Fjords and islands of Norway, you'll see the challenges we faced in pursuit of our dreams. Fueled by the unknown and the frozen g...

Diary of a Skimo Racer 19th March 2013, by Jon Morgan

Podiums and Pierra Menta Preparation All forms of mountain racing have the bonus of opening your eyes to different parts of the hills you might never ...

The Soul and the Memories

The most wanted ice-fall in Serra da Estrela, “Cascata do Inferno” (“Hell`s icefall”) on the 1st of March 2013.   - Hey, your project is...

Congratulations to Rab® Sponsored Climber – Pedro Cifuentes

Climbing solo and unsupported Pedro Cifuentes has become the first climber to traverse the three Torres Del Paine in Patagonia. Climbe...

Early Season Trad Climbing - Calum Muskett

The good weather seems to arrive earlier and earlier in North Wales every year. The best weather we had last year was in March and the rest of the yea...

We love a bit of good feedback

... and that’s certainly what we got from Rab fan Andy Arnold. From 7-27 February he was a member of an expedition with the ambitious aim of trekkin...

A 2013 Yukon Scorcher - Mark Hines

Having completed the 460-mile Yukon Arctic Ultra in 2009 (to finish) and 2011 (to race), my return in 2013 was really just for training ahead of an A...

Richard Parks begins world's highest mountain bike race.

On saturday Richard Parks began stage one of the world’s highest mountain bike race – The Yak Attack. He started the race just 4 weeks after retur...

The hole, the chicken and Pandora's box

  The following report, photos and topos, report to the 2nd and 3rd of February, when our Portuguese playground still had a small amount of snow...

Rab spotting!

We love a bit of Rab spotting! So who else noticed Eddie Izzard in his Rab jacket in ‘Meet the Izzards’ shown in the UK last Thursday? ...

A Mini Adventure

It’s my first week back after my annual month off climbing. As luck would have it, this seems to have coincided with some unbelievable weather. Last...

Ski Mountaineering World Championships 2013 - Jon Morgan

Countries weren’t exactly fighting over themselves to host this biannual event but in the end France picked up the baton. Vallouise, a charming vill...

Ski mountaineering world championships 2013 by Ursula Moore

Ursula Moore, newest member of the GB Ski mountaineering team gives us the low down her first big race. As a ‘newbie’ to the sport of ski mountain...

Testing the Muff - Kev Shields

On Thursday myself , Dave and Sean headed up to the CIC Cascades for me to get on the V/5 and for Dave to check out another line and Sean was there fo...

Success and Sorrow for Team Rab on the first 2 days of the World Championships

Leanne Callaghan reports on the first 2 days of the Ski Mountaineering event of the year Our new team suits arrived at the eleventh hour after being p...

The ideal kit for Colorado's Rocky Mountains - Scott Bennett

I've been spending quite a bit of time this winter in Rocky Mountain National Park. "The Park" is Colorado's alpine playground, with peaks up to 4300m...

Injuries, diet and morals - Maya Holding

The ruptured pulley injury I sustained in October has caused me to make big lifestyle decisions about my diet and to look at my priorities and what is...

Pillars of the Community - Aaron Mulkey

[caption id="attachment_1648" align="alignnone" width="560"] Aaron Mulkey heading up on a rare ascent of PIllars of the Community[/caption] The day af...

RICHARD PARKS TO COMPETE IN 3 GRUELLING RACES

Richard Parks will compete in three gruelling races this year as he steps up his preparation for his next world first. Richard will compete in the Yak...

Master’s Edge: An Animal’s Perspective - Tom Randall

Years and years ago I remember going to Millstone in the Peak District and watching Geraldine Taylor inch her way up London Wall on a summer afternoon...

New Spring 2013 products

It may not be feeling very Spring-like just yet but the new Spring range of products in now on our website. Go & check it out at http://rab.uk.com...

Joy After Pain

[caption id="attachment_1633" align="alignnone" width="477"] Chris Guyer stepping onto Joy After Pain[/caption] Its been many years since Joy After Pa...

Diary of a Skimo racer - Jon Morgan

French Champs Race, Les Rocs 20/01/13 It seems to make sense as the major races are now lining up thick and fast, for the training to involve tweaks h...

It's chilly!

It's Chilly from Gary Rolfe on Vimeo. Gary Rolfe is one of our sponsored professionals and is an expedition dog musher living in Ittoqqortoormiit, Gre...

Early season results and successes for the British Women’s Ski Mountaineering team - By Leanne Callaghan

The GB women have had an exciting early start to the race season this year with a number of podium appearances already. Firstly a very warm welcome to...

The Yukon Arctic Ultra - Mark Hines

So, I arrived on Sunday, on Monday I moved to a friends workshop (walled tent) out in the sticks, and have been training since.  My first session was...

Good Bye Mark

Today is a sad day in the Rab office. After 22 years & 4 months of service with the company our customer service manager Mark Wilson is leaving us...

Gritstone New Routing – My Kai (Tom Randall)

One of the things I like about starting a new year is that you can draw a line under anything from the previous year. Even if I’ve spent forever wor...

Peeling New Adventures

ACT I February, 2012 - This is only peel!  - What if you go a bit further to the right? Daniela suggested.  - I’ll try! I cleaned the sand off th...

Setesdal Ice Climbing - Calum Muskett

Over New Year I travelled out to the little known ice climbing destination of Setesdal in southern Norway. Brian Davidson gave Andy Turner, Dave Rudki...

"I simply have run out of time" - Richard Parks' solo expedition to the south pole.

39 days ago Richard Parks set out on an R&D expedition to ski solo, unassisted and unsupported from Hercules Inlet on the Geographical coastline ...

Off to Germany

It’s that time of year when we pack a truck and send it off to Germany for a tradeshow. We may have had to dig out the car park so the truck could ...

Not So Sunny Spain

My training season runs from January to January. Around New Year, before the season draws to a close, I often go away somewhere on a climbing trip to ...

Mulkey Family Time

[caption id="attachment_1618" align="alignnone" width="560"] Family Time in the South Fork Valley[/caption] "Family Time." I know these two words are ...

Werner Van Steen newsletter

  Dear friends, Pictures of my recent photo trips to the Italian Dolomites are online! To be more flexible in following the autumn col...

High and Dry - Aaron Mulkey

[caption id="attachment_1604" align="alignnone" width="600"] Pilot and Index peak[/caption] In late October Stephen Berwanger and I made a desperate ...

Rab Illustration.

We often get sent photos of people using our gear but it’s not often we get sent an illustration. Thanks to Derek Manwaring for this great drawing o...

Diary of a skimo racer 15/1/13

8 days, 4 races, 2 trainers and 1 new recruit   I am certainly no expert on training but one thing most good racers appear to have in common is t...

Carrington - Rouse. Ally Swinton

Last weekend I was at the Kandersteg "not so much" ice festival. It was a shame the conditions were really poor as I had arranged to stay on for a few...

A Long Dreamt Linkup - Scott Bennett

Last week, on New Year’s Day, I thought I might lose my toes. Halfway up Long’s Peak, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, I huddled in a...

Diary of a skimo racer, 6/1/13 - Jon Morgan

6am. The noise of the piste basher has just woken me up as I lie here in Ivors campervan for the first major skimo race of the calendar. Don't type sk...

"Chasing the Unexplored" Episode 9 of The Regulators

Check out the latest episode "Chasing The Unknown" Regulators Episode 9 from Aaron Mulkey on Vimeo. Enjoy !...

South Fork Valley, Wyoming Grand Slam

Been a little behind on the coldfear.com blog but will start catching up. We had a great weekend welcoming in the recent cold temps and were lucky to ...

Climbers Against Cancer - Tom Randall

Twelve months ago, a friend of mine was diagnosed with terminal cancer. His name is John Ellison. I’ve known John ever since I got involved with coa...

Rab Expedition Suits on TV

So who in the UK spotted our Expedition suits on TV last night on ‘Heston's Fantastical Food’? If you missed it it’s being repeated on Christmas...

A big day for the EverestMillion campaign.

It’s a big day for the EverestMillion campaign, the campaign video (supported by Coldplay) has just been launched....

It’s that time of year....

Our sales director has just told us all a (bad) joke which he got in a cracker… Q. “How do you get down from an elephant?” A. “You don’t get...

Calum Muskett in Siurana

The little cliff-top village of Siurana in Spain is surrounded by some of the most famous sport climbs in the world. When Ed Booth got in touch with m...

Maya Sherpa, a break from climbing.

Our sponsored pro Maya Sherpa has not been climbing much lately after becoming a mother to baby daughter Roos but is still very active behind the scen...

Guides Avalanche Training - Jon Morgan

I have been back in Chamonix for about 10 days now and it has snowed almost every day. Outstanding powder skiing and outstanding opportunity for avala...

Listen to your body.. even if you really don’t want to! Maya Holding

Just over 8 weeks ago, I learnt what should be a lifelong lesson. I was climbing a lot and felt like I was getting strong and was probably climbing th...

Rab Scimitar Pants and Jacket review

From backcountryskicanada...

Clothing for Everest Base Camp Trek - Alex Ekins

Choosing what equipment and clothing to take on a Everest Base Camp trek isn't particularly easy. You will be in the mountains for a least two weeks a...

Cats & Dogs in Rab Jackets!

We seem to be getting a lot of photos of cats & dogs lately who all have a liking for Rab jackets. Here are the latest ones. A dog using a Photon...

Win £1000/$1000 worth of Rab kit.

Have you had a go at our Ridge Runner game yet? Make it to the top of the leader board & you could win £1000/$1000 worth of Rab kit. http://rab....

Remember Remember these days of December

YEAH IT’S WINTER!!!! During the week we followed several weather sites anxious to find negative temperatures on the highest altitudes of Portugal. W...

Jules Littlefair

I seem to have got myself involved in a bit of a project. I didn’t mean to – this was going to be the year of quick ticks and onsighting – but s...

Winter Base - Kev Shields

The past week has been outstanding in the Highlands, one of those weeks that you just can't seem to cram in all the fun you want to have, life is goo...

If you like a discount or bargain (and who doesn’t?) you might be interested in the discount code our friends at Hot Aches Productions have set up f...

Rab supported athlete Oli Lyon in Yosemite.

In June 2012 Rab supported athlete Oli Lyon went to Yosemite for 4 weeks with the goal of having a look at Free Rider on El Cap. Here’s a great film...

Hook or Book; The Zone E9 6c

So far this winter I’ve struggled and struggled. My two projects have seen sessions of no success and to be honest I’ve been feeling a bit frustra...

Easily pleased!

  Ok, so maybe we’re easily pleased but the new door mat has just arrived for our reception area and we love it....

An interview with Rab Carrington, the founder of Rab.

Has lightweight down clothing made mountaineering more dangerous? from Rab on Vimeo....

Movember!

It’s nearly the end of the month and that means it’s nearly the end of Movember. For those of you who don’t know, Movember is when in the month ...

Jobo Ringjang 2012 Expédition - Stéphane Schaffter

Our new attempt to complete the ascension of the south-eastern spur of this magnificent Nangpa La Valley pyramid was confronted with extremely dry con...

The perfect bed!

It’s not just humans who love Rab gear, our sponsored pro Michele Barbiero found his cat Agata making herself very comfortable in his Microlight Jac...

Did someone say party?

On Friday night a few members of the Rab team got all dressed up and went to a ball! Now this isn’t something we do every weekend but this particula...

OMM 2012 - by Jon Morgan

“Do you want to come to Font with us?, said Sophie “There’s probably still space in the gite” “Thanks, but I am doing the OMM”. “Ah yes ...

Wings of Kilimanjaro

On January 29th 2013, 200 adventurers from across the globe including our sponsored pro Squash Falconer will depart on a world first mission, to climb...

Kendal Film Festival

Last weekend, was one of the big ones in the outdoor events calendar – The Kendal Film Fest! This year for me was a big one, as the film – “Wide...

Guns and Ice

  [caption id="attachment_1374" align="alignnone" width="484"] Pete Tapley throwing some clay targets after a good morning of ice climbing and dr...

Cake day!

Here in the UK we have an event each year which raises money for ‘Children in Need’. Today is Children in Need day and here at Rab HQ we’re hav...

Psyche

I love climbing! I think it’s great. I enjoy it pretty much any way it comes, whether it’s sport climbing, bouldering, trad climbing, onsighting, ...

And the winner is.....

We’re feeling very pleased with ourselves because last night at the TGO Awards we came away with 2 awards. Our Infinity 500 Sleeping Bag got a ‘H...

Richard Parks' documentary Conquering the World on Discovery tonight

Viewers outside of the UK in Europe, Middle East and Africa get the chance to watch Richard Parks’ documentary ‘Conquering the World’ on Discove...

Wideboyz Competition

We’re feeling generous and so ahead of this weekend’s world premiere of the Wideboyz film at the Kendal Mountain Festival we’re giving away a b...

Filmmaker James Urquhart reviews some of his Rab kit.

Last year we gave some of our kit to James Urquhart,  a filmmaker who was planning an unsupported solo trip entirely on foot across Scotland's Munros...

Carrington to premiere at the Kendal Mountain Festival

Our founder Rab Carrington is the subject of a docu-drama set in the mid 1970s which will premiere at the Kendal Mountain Festival. ‘Carrington’ s...

Richard Parks heads to South Pole for crucial expedition

Richard Parks plans to head back to Antarctica next month to ski from Hercules Inlet to the Geographical South Pole. Hercules Inlet is one of the reco...

Anticipation

The first snow in the mountains always gets me all hot and heavy to get out and begin the ice season. Every year I feel like the ice should form soone...

Fans on Mount McKinley

Thanks to Rab fan Jarno Vande Walle for sending us these pictures and this message... "I just wanted to thank the people from RAB for the wonderful ge...

Win a Down Jacket

Fancy learning loads about ‘down’ & winning a Rab down jacket? Check out our micro site for a chance to win. www.rab-down.co.uk ...

Golden Gate

Yosemite is perhaps the most famous area in the world for climbing. The picture perfect Half Dome stands majestically at the head of the valley whilst...

Let there be light

Ever wanted to know how to achieve long exposure night photography? Check out Kamil Tamiola’s short documentary ‘Let there be light’. Let there ...

Look out for the Rab Team!

If you’re in the Peak District today look out for the Rab team (seen here with bags full of gear). They’re out doing a photo-shoot and if you go a...

Microlight Vest bed!

Our sponsored pro Richard Parks has a dog called Ben, it would seem that Ben is also a fan of Rab. Rich went downstairs this morning to find Ben using...

Long exposure night photography in Mont Blanc Massif - Behind the scenes of "Let there be light"

A blog post from Kamil Tamiola with some amazing photos. Long exposure night photography plays an essential role in our portfolio. Motivated by the ...

Rab at Kendal Mountain Festival

Image (c) Alex Ekins The time of year has come where outdoor enthusiasts put away one set of gear and pull out another. It’s similar ...

Tom Randall & Jules Littlefair in Summit Magazine.

Us Brits absolutely love an underdog, and the more amateur and casual their approach the better. So it's slightly ironic that 2012, our Olympic yea...

Vapour-rise and the Latok Alpine review.

The guys at 'Go Outdoors' love Rab so much that they've made a film about us, featuring Vapour-rise and the Latok Alpine....

WideBoyz film

We are proud to be the main sponsor of the new WideBoyz film from Hot Aches Productions. Here's a trailer for the film which will have its premiere at...

The latest from our French sponsored pro Sylvain Thiabaud

I’ve been back in the southwest in Toulouse for 2 months and already there’ve been many climbs! A small trip to Spain, for many 8a routes in Tres ...

Democratically F...

Even before we hit the road heading to “Meadinha”, the name of the route was already established. Democratically f...ed! This was how we felt aft...

Testing Rab kit.

Ever wondered how Rab kit gets tested? Find out a little of what goes in to testing here......

Man with a van!

Our agent in New Zealand has just sent us this photo of his van. Trouble is no matter how fast he drives, he just can't seem to shake off the climber!...

KAYAKER COMPLETES 3780 MILE SOURCE TO SEA PADDLE EPIC ACROSS USA

Expedition kayaker and explorer Mark Kalch has just completed a 117-day, 3780 mile source to sea descent of the Missouri-Mississippi River system, the...

Daniel Hughes in the press.

In 6 months time Daniel Hughes will be on a journey to the top of the world, to raise £1 million in support of Comic Relief. Here’s the latest arti...

If you entered Richard Parks’ competition to win an Audi A1 you’ll be very jealous of Naomi Shaw who was the lucky winner.

The 737 Challenge text to win an Audi A1 competition saw thousands enter to win a brand new Audi A1 which was kindly donated by Mon Motors Audi to hel...

Cherche Sherpa Pas Cher

Bolted the 22/08/2012 by Thiabaud brothers (Sylvain & Vincent ) 15 august, soon the end of the holidays. Many many projects done this summer, but ...

Rab Mountain Marathon

It’s the Rab Mountain Marathon this weekend. Here’s a photo of us packing the ‘goodie bags’ for all the participants. Clif bars, stickers, wat...

Staff training

A photo from our tech rep who took a team from ‘Go Outdoors’ for some staff training in the Malvern Hills, climbing a sizeable hill is always a go...

A quick trip to the Dolomites - Calum Muskett

Three weeks ago I made some last minute plans to climb with Jerry Gore out in the Alps. Jerry has set himself the challenge of climbing three of the m...

Kev Shields Project E8 - Scottish Mountaineer August 2012.

Kev Shields is one of the recipients of the MCofS Bursary this year. MCofS has featured Kev in the magazine in the past with his soloing exploits of ...

Crack addicts - Tom Randall in Vertical Magazine.

http://www.vertical-magazine.com/...

Storm Chasers - Aaron Mulkey

Storm Chasers from Aaron Mulkey on Vimeo. Sometimes the most unsuccesful missions are the one's with the best memories. Despite poor weather conditi...

EpicTV Interviews: Wide Boyz Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker

EpicTV Interviews: Wide Boyz Tom Randall & Pete Whittaker from EpicTVAdventure on Vimeo....

Sleeping on the job!

One of our members of staff has been collecting scraps of offcut fabric from our factory over the last few months and has sewn them together to make t...

Squash Falcolner podcast

Our sponsored pro Squash Falcolner talks to Lissa Cook ahead of her talk at Buxton Adventure Festival on 20th Oct....

Squash Falconer paragliding from the summit slopes of Gran Paradiso.

A fantastic video from our sponsored pro Squash Falconer paragliding from the summit slopes of Gran Paradiso....

The World’s Hardest Back-And-Foot Chimney? - Tom Randall.

The Quarryman is one of those iconic British routes that is known round the world. Johnny Dawes, in his usual flair produced an incredible multipitch ...

Appalachian Trail - Keith Foskett

The Appalachian Trail (AT) stretches some 2,178 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt Katahdin in Maine. Of every 10 hikers who attempt it onl...

Voie Ravier

Back in southwest... and first weekend already in the mountains :-) There is a mountain festival in Pombie's refuge, at the bottom of “Ossau” peak...

Homemade Crack - Build your own jamming machine.

There’s an article in the October issue of US magazine  "Climbing" featuring our sponsored climber Tom Randall and his crack machine. Check out the...

Richard Parks & Nikki Skinner testing dried foods.

Freeze dried foods may not sound very appetising but if you’re off on an expedition they’re essential. Our sponsored pro Richard Parks and our ma...

The latest blog & photos from Sylvain Thiabaud

“St-Martin la Porte” is the unique cliff I climbed on during this summer…So many routes, so many projects. I bolted new long easy routes at the ...

Greenland

Thanks to Rab fan Conor Taylor for sending us these great photos. He’s recently returned from a month long expedition in Greenland. “Whilst on the...

Spring Reverence - Aaron Mulkey

Exploring unknown places has always been an absolute passion of mine. These explorations always seem to lead to at least Type II fun. If you're not f...

One of our french sponsored climbers Sylvain Thiabaud celebrates his birthday on the rock.

Mitchka – Face sud de la Meije 800m – ED+ - 7a max 10 August... Good weather is forecast for the next few days so we decide quickly to go and clim...

Mark & Janelle Smiley on their quest to climb all of the routes made famous by the iconic book, Fifty Classic Climbs of North America

Standing on top of one of the seven summits is a goal sought after by people the world around. At 20,320 feet, Denali, aka Mt McKinley, is North Ameri...

Greetings from Rab!

We always knew there was an island called Rab but just to prove it we’ve been sent a postcard :-) ...

Caroline Elliott & Fjord - French avalanche search & rescue dog team.

I would just like to thank RAB for the continuing support.  The next 5 months will be a testing period for us, Fjord and I have our final fire brigad...

Pushing the limits

A great video from Andy Campbell, who's 'Pushing the limits' doing 30,000 miles around the world in a wheelchair....

Selvaggio Blu - Michele Barbiero

Some pictures from our sponsored pro Michele Barbiero. His latest spring guided trek, in Sardegna, the trek is called Selvaggio Blu - The most difficu...

Divine Providence

I first heard about Divine Providence when I was 14. That same year I started climbing with a runner I met at some local fell races. I didn’t even r...

Summer climbing in Chamonix - Jeff Mercier

Because of tendinitis in my wrist, I had to find some “not too much climbing projects”. If I can't climb on the face, why not try the ridge...And...

McDonalds

The Golden Arches. Not quite what you would normally associate with top athletic performance. But does this cheap and cheerful nosh actually hold the ...

La Ultra / The High - Mark Hines

La Ultra (La being the local word for mountain pass) / The High is the highest altitude ultra-marathon race in the world.  It covers 138 miles (222-k...

Chouca's Kouille

I look at the “Croix des Têtes” peak every morning, as I open my curtains. An impressive 600m steep limestone face, one of the biggest in France ...

Still going strong!

Thanks to Richard Sant for sending us this photo of one of our classic sleeping bags bought in 1992. “It has seen numerous winter alpine seasons, ex...

A behind the scenes video from Mont Blanc Massif with Kamil Tamiola.

Valle Blanche and Col du Midi night photo shoot for RAB in night vision mode from Kamil Tamiola on Vimeo....

Start them young

At the age of 17 Rab® fan Phil O'Connor bought himself a Rab® Kinder Smock. Now 17 years later he has a daughter who’s already stealing his kit! G...

Glandasse

2 years ago, I climbed with my brother a traditional route on this face: (Leprince-Ringuet) But with not enough time, we promised ourselves we’d com...

Climbing with a hangover! Tuesday 10 July 2012 - Sylvain Thiabaud

The latest from our French sponsored climber Sylvain Thiabaud. [gallery link="file"] I wanted to climb multi-pitch routes this summer with my brother ...

Summer Sea Cliff Climbing in Wales - Calum Muskett

One of the best things about North Wales is that when the weather’s bad there are plenty of areas to go which might be in the rain shadow of the mou...

Peuterey Integral - Ally Swinton

I always look over my right shoulder when I arrive in Italy after exiting the Mt Blanc tunnel, to have a wee swatch at the Peuterey Integral. All ...

Deep Water Dry Tool Climbing - Aaron Mulkey

Well its getting closer to winter and about this time I start going through withdrawals of not throwing tools so while on vacation I decided to bring ...

For the most extreme conditions in the world

We make our products ‘for the most extreme conditions in the world’ and as if to prove that point this guy put our Summit Superlite Bivi up in fro...

Training - Part 4

Week on Rock Every month or so my coach gives me a week off to go out climbing and see what difference the last training cycle has made. This gives me...

Training - Part 3

Not always Plain Sailing The training I do is immensely rewarding, but I would be lying if I said it was always easy. Sometimes, in fact, it is very, ...

5 new routes

Last June, in the 3 weeks between the 4th and 23rd, Paulo Roxo and me established 5 new routes. It all began in the Alps, and then we went to some of ...

And now for something completely different!

Every now and again at Rab® we do something completely different! Earlier in the year we were asked by the people at ‘Wallpaper*’ to collaborate ...

Mark Hines - on the sea ice adjacent to Barrow, Alaska

A video from our sponsored pro Mark Hines made during a training session on the sea ice adjacent to Barrow, Alaska, in February / March 2012. Trainin...

Denali

Rab® sponsored professional Richard Parks & Rab® Marketing Manager Nikki Skinner went to Denali in June 2012. Unfortunately due to the horrendo...

Fisher price!

News just in: one of our supported climbers, Ally Swinton has recently completed a reported V16 project in the Italian Aosta valley… details are sti...

Everest Expedition 2012 - Christian Kober

After 3 months full time training in Chamonix I flew out to Nepal on 23rd March to start my attempt on Mt Everest, the world highest mountain at 8848m...

Vertigo in the Verdon - Calum Muskett

The Verdon has been a place I’ve wanted to visit ever since seeing pictures of the climbing legend Ron Fawcett grappling with the flawless smooth li...

Training - Part 2

More than Just a Training Plan Most people are probably familiar with the basic idea of a training plan – a set of exercises (deadhanging, campusing...

Boxer shorts for September

Here’s a sneak peek for those of you who love our MeCo baselayers & who’ve been asking what else will be added to the range. 2 of the new ite...

Richard Parks launches 737 Challenge Day

Join Richard and fundraise in aid of Marie Curie on the 3rd July! Richard Parks is launching a special 737 Challenge Day to help boost his fundraising...

Freddie Flintoff goes wild in a Rab jacket!

Whilst sitting in the staff canteen one of the Rab lads just spotted this great photo in the newspaper of cricket legend Freddie Flintoff wearing a Ra...

Alexander Kumar outside at Concordia Station

Dr Alexander Kumar outside at Concordia Station in the Antarctic winter, where temperatures drop below -80 C, taking video & photos outside the s...

Training - Part 1

Training for climbing seems to have undergone a bit of a resurgence over the last few years with more and more climbers keen to see how it could help ...

60mph winds at camp 3

If you’re keeping track of Daniel Hughes on Denali, here’s his latest video...not exactly great weather!...

The world’s coldest & most extreme Diamond Jubilee Tea Party, at -70C. Alexander Kumar.

Alexander Kumar isn’t your average British doctor. Being Anglo-Indian and having grown up in Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire and with family in Delhi, h...

Daniel Hughes video diaries - days 6 - 14

Daniel Hughes aims to raise a Million Pounds for Comic Relief by putting their Iconic symbol, the Red Nose on top of the world’s highest mountain, E...

Kevin Shields

Kev is based in Fort William reckoning the quality of climbing in the West Highlands is worth putting up with the terrible weather. He works in Nevisp...

Daniel Hughes video diaries - 1st 4 days

Daniel Hughes aims to raise a Million Pounds for Comic Relief by putting their Iconic symbol, the Red Nose on top of the world’s highest mountain, E...

North Wales trad climbing - Calum Muskett

Since returning from Kalymnos I’ve been really keen to get out trad climbing in Wales. The weather’s been totally crap but between showers I’ve ...

Denali begins...

Daniel Hughes is off to Denali as it will offer lots of great preparation for his aim to raise a Million Pounds for Comic Relief by putting their Icon...

The Dutch Rudder ! - Aaron Mulkey

The Dutch Rudder was a First Ascent from last year that was one of my favorites. I had been climbing in the Schoolhouse drainage a month prior with Ke...

Some you win... by Leanne Callaghan

I could have started with “some you lose” but this week my cup is half full.  Here’s why: The Patrouille Des Glaciers april 2012 will definitel...

Colin Prior

It’s not often that we post a picture of a magazine about Whisky but seeing as photographer & Rab sponsored professional Colin Prior is on the f...

A great interview with Rab sponsored professional Alex Ekins in the June issue of Outdoor Photography magazine.

Alex – in brief Age 43 Time as pro: Ten years Where based: Sheffield Specialities: Documentary rock climbing, mountaineering and expeditions Website...

Well done lads!

Well done to the Rab lads who took part in the Fred Whitton Challenge at the weekend, all 6 finished and are back at work today to tell the tale! All ...

Good luck boys!

Good luck to the 6 members of Rab staff who are taking part in this year’s Fred Whitton Challenge this weekend. Here are 5 of them with their bikes ...

Rab's sister brand Podsacs.

Ever wondered who Podsacs founder Pete O'Donovan is and why he started making packs? Check out this video about him, the packs and his love of climbin...

Liberdade 25 (Freedom 25)

This story begins many years ago, in a time that I wasn’t even a project...or maybe I was, in the head of a couple who lived under a fascist politi...

Germ prevention in the office!

Our marketing manager is off on an expedition in a couple of weeks & is determined not to catch any of the colds & bugs which seem to be sprea...

Training in Everest kit!

Daniel Hughes aims to raise a Million Pounds for Comic Relief, by putting their iconic symbol, the Red Nose on top of the world’s highest mountain, ...

Kalymnos - Calum Muskett

About a month ago I received a text from Colin, an old friend of my parents, asking if I would be keen to go on a sport climbing holiday to Kalymnos. ...

Cover Shoot - Squash Falconer

Towards the end of last year I received an email asking if I would like to be the cover story for the May issue of Experience Life, a USA lifestyle ...

Coldfear Photo Contest - Aaron Mulkey

I am excited to announce the first Coldfear Photo Contest which will be held on the Coldfear.com Facebook page found here - COLDFEAR.COM FACEBOOK PA...

Unclimbed icefalls in Norway

A team of three Americans fly thousands of miles in search of massive unclimbed icefalls in Norway. Rab® sponsored climber Aaron Mulkey teams up with...

Product reviews from friends of Rab - John Inkpen, Elved Roberts and Colin Peck

Xenon  Jacket A bright shinny jewel designed to slip on easily and quickly to keep you warm as you wait for your partner to join you at the belay. Ex...

Sylvain Thiabaud - latest photos

"After a little ankle injury, I drove to Spain in Margalef (favourite place to climb in this time) and I send you photos of routes like : Pal Sur, 8a ...

A great review of our Xenon Jacket from the guys at Outdoor Gear Lab.

Check out the whole review at http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Insulated-Jacket-Reviews/Rab-Xenon...

Winter returns - Guy Robertson

So, after six unexpected weeks of summer – which for me amounted to a half dozen wonderful days on storm-washed, bird-free sea cliffs, and an impecc...

New Routes and a mystery in Thangsing Valley, West Sikkim - Roger Payne

Between 16 Oct and 3 Nov 2011 David Kinsella (AUS), Arun Mahajan (IND/USA) and Roger Payne (UK/CH) explored mountains on the east side of the Thangsin...

What to wear in extreme cold: Arctic Survival with Ray Mears and Lars Falt.

Friend of Rab® Peter Jones has just returned from an 'arctic survival course' with Ray Mears and Lars Falt, here's his write up on the trip. Around t...

Womens Ski running 2012 season so far - Leanne Callaghan

"The British Womens' Ski Mountaineering team race season commenced relatively late this year, but Rab athlete Leanne Callaghan, Gaby Lees, Dihanne Gil...

Icepalooza- Part 2

Video Part 2 -An adventure into one of the most remote ice climbing destinations in the United States. Enjoy! The Regulators 8- Icepalooza- Part 2 fro...

First Ascent - "Tapout"

Still trying to catch up from last seasons festivities and also maintain this seasons. Tapout was a First Ascent I did last year thanks to Alli Rainey...

Thanks to friend of Rab® Anna Masip for sending us these photos

"These photos were taken while ski touring on Tuc dera Salana in Aran Valley at the Catalan Pyrenees, Spain at the end of March, 2012. It's 1000m to ...

Pembroke and Projects - Calum Muskett

I’ve never been very good at completing climbing projects. The most time I’ve spent on any route I’ve tried is about four sessions and even then...

We help Richard towards his target!

As a 737 Challenge sponsor Rab not only provided Richard with the best clothing and sleeping bags for his record breaking challenge but we have been b...

The latest from our sponsored climber Jeff Mercier. Text by his climbing partner Korra Pesce.

The North Face of the Drus in Chamonix hosts some of the most daunting alpine terrain in the Alps. In winter it stands as steep and dark as a tombston...

Friend of Rab® Dr Alexander Kumar in his Expedition gear.

My name is Dr Alexander Kumar, and I am a 28 year old British doctor, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and member of the Explorer's Club.  I ...

What’s our supported athlete Squash Falconer been up to?

Well last weekend she was in Courmayeur in Aosta for the Make a Wish, Ski the World Challenge. The challenge – to ski or snowboard the combined vert...

Win a jacket & pants made from Pertex® Shield.

Check out our latest product video & if you'd like to win one of the Pertex® Shield jackets & pants featured go to http://www.rab-pertex.com/...

What goes into the making of Cocona?

Our MeCo baselayers are made from Merino Cocona® (65% Merino / 35% Cocona®) . If you've ever wondered what Cocona is, well here's a quick demo.....!...

Enjoy your training: Ski touring - Christian Kober

Even though cardio/interval training and strength workouts at the gym are probably the most efficient and effective way of achieving the goals of clim...

Climbing Techinique for Everest - Christian Kober

As most people seem to say, Everest is not a technical mountain, basic climbing skills and a good pair of lungs will get you to the top. It’s obviou...

Acclimatisation - Christian Kober Everest training.

The biggest problem with climbing Everest is obviously the altitude and the sometimes deadly effects it can have on you. There is no knowing how it wi...

The Meaning of Adventure - A personal opinion

What is the relation between Peter Croft, Alex Lowe, Lynn Hill and the wall of “Pinheirinhos” (Arrábida, Portugal)? Apparently none, however... ...

Expedicion Torres del Paine - Pedro Cifuentes

The latest from our sponsored professional Pedro Cifuentes "I am back at home, very happy and satisfied with my expedition. Things began quite in a me...

Nemesis Routes

Everyone has a nemesis route – a route that on paper should go down fairly quickly, but ends up taking days, weeks or, in my case, even years. My la...

Richard Parks to carry Olympic Torch

We are thrilled to announce that Richard Parks will be carrying the Olympic Torch through Swansea on its journey through Wales on Saturday 26th May....

New Zealand - Fox Glacier

Some great photos from Rab sponsored climber Judith Spancken taken in New Zealand. The images are of Jude’s friend Stefan who’s a mountain guide i...

The Wideboyz, Rab Sponsored Climber Tom Randall & his climbing partner Pete Whittaker with their crack machine!

Having dispatched the hardest offwidth crack in the world, Century Crack E9/5.14b and survived, the Wideboyz (Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker) have bee...

Latok Alpine Gaiters - Best in Test. Trail Magazine April 2012

Gaiters may not be the sexiest bit of kit you’ll own but if you’re looking for a pair, check out our Latok Alpine Gaiters, Trail magazine have ju...

Exploring payback! - Leopoldo Faria

Last month while walking in search of something new, something good, something that motivated me to grab a drill, I came across a beautiful lost valle...

Christian Kober - Training for Everest.

Advice for climbing Everest always recommends doing a lot of cardio workouts, and especially interval training. I've been doing this at least 3 times ...

Richard Parks wins Just Giving "Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year" Award

Richard Parks was named Celebrity Fundraiser of the Year last night at the 2012 Just Giving Awards in London. The former Wales rugby player, turned ...

Ice Party, Valley of Pineta

Still in the end of our first ice-climbing day, Sunday, I was saying to Paulo: -If tomorrow we’ll climb as much as today, and Tuesday we can climb ...

Caroline and Fjord - Future French Search and Rescue Dog Team

A Big ‘MERCI’ to RAB is due, for providing me with various items of technical gear since last winter which has greatly contributed in our progress...

Infinity Endurance Jacket

A great video review of the Infinity Endurance Jacket by Hendrik Morkel of www.hikinginfinland.com Rab Infinfity Endurance from Hendrik Morkel on Vime...

Christian Kober - Everest training - snow holes

Some of my previous climbing and build up to Everest included multi-day trips on mountains like Mt McKinley/Denali in Alaska, and a two week multi-pea...

Joyeux Noel (WI5+, 110 metres) in Aosta Valley, Italy

A great video from our sponsored climber Jeff Mercier - this time on Joyeux Noel (WI5+, 110 metres) in Aosta Valley, Italy....

The latest video from our sponsored athlete Gary Rolfe

Sled-Mounted Panasonic HDC-SD80 Video Camera from Gary Rolfe on Vimeo. Check out Gary's full blog post at http://garyrolfe.blogspot.com/2012/02/sled-m...

Vallée d'Aoste Val de Cogne Lillaz cascade de glace Jedi Master

A great video of Rab Sponsored Climber Jeff Mercier Climbing in his Stretch Neo Jacket and Pants...

Want to see Richard Parks talk about his amazing 737 Challenge? Well if you’re in Norway on the 1st March you can.

For those of you who can’t speak Norwegian, here’s a translation of the poster. Together with Anton sport and expedition specialist Rab you can ...

Aeon Tee, Boulder Pull-on & Drillium Jacket put to the test.

We love hearing from people who use Rab kit, Adi who’s training for the London Marathon and is a member of the Kinder Mountain Rescue Team sent us ...

What a Week! Newspapers and The Golden Piton Award - Tom Randall

This last week has been a very strange one indeed. It’s been hectic, frantic and surreal – I’m not really sure if any of it has happened to be h...

Steepness - Guy Robertson

So we’re in a bit of a quiet period for now – a murky, breezy north westerly flow keep the freezing level just above the tops. Nothing gained, bu...

Our Sponsored Athlete Richard Parks will be appearing at the Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival

Rab Sponsored Athlete Richard Parks will be appearing at the Hope Valley Adventure Film Festival in Derbyshire on 25th February - get your tickets no...

NW Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park - Mark & Janelle Smiley

Check out the latest video and photos from Mark Smiley and his wife Janelle who are climbing the 50 Classic Alpine Climbs around North America. NW Fac...

Avalanche Safety - Christian Kober training for Mount Everest

Most of the mountains I've climbed in the last two years have been done in good weather and good conditions. Either by waiting for the right moment or...

The latest from Maya Holding.

Since September, I have been trying to juggle, 3rd Year of uni, and getting out climbing as much as possible, from Lincoln! Inevitably this has meant ...

Icepalooza Part 1 - Aaron Mulkey

Super excited to share this adventure searching for First Ascents deep within the Wyoming Wilderness! The Regulators 7- Icepalooza -Part One from Aaro...

Full Swing - Guy Robertson

It’s been such a tremendous few weeks, it’s difficult to know where to start. Some real top drawer new routes on a new part of a cliff close to h...

Tasty Triple in The Weeping Glen, Part 1 - Guy Robertson

“Hey guys! You’re doin a great jaab up thur man, I’m havin some major fun here in the back seat!” Bayard’s cool, super-chilled out East Coa...

The latest from our sponsored climber Sylvain Thiabaud

Thursday 18h00.. I hurry up leaving my job, thinking about the destination of the next three days…4 hours later and many many KM, we’re in Margale...

Daniela & Paulo

The photo is not the best, but our relationship with RAB is! During our short visit to ISPO 2012 (a trade show in Germany), we visited RAB, the brand...

Mount Everest Training - Christian Kober

Late last year I finally decided to climb Mt Everest, 8850m, in May 2012. The expedition is 2 months long, starting in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 22nd March...

Generator Stretch Jacket new for September 2012.

Fancy a sneaky peek at one of our new products for Winter 2012? Here’s a quick look at our Generator Stretch Jacket which will be available in Septe...

Parón

It’s January. Christmas is over and a new year is beginning. That can only mean one thing, right? Time to shake off the Christmas laziness, hit the ...

The Mummy - Guy Robertson

Taken from Guy Robertson's blog. See the original at http://cairngormtiger.wordpress.com/author/bigstonecountry/ After my last post the weather and co...

Mixing Things Up - Calum Muskett

2012 started in a wet and windy fashion for me when I spent a week up in Scotland over New Year. A big group of us had booked some chalets in Roy Brid...

Antarctica to the South Pole

Well done to Michael Archer from New Zealand who has just completed an expedition to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole, then to kite-...

Clothing for Ice Climbing in Rjukan - Alex Ekins

I have just returned from my second visit to the Norwegian ice climbing venue in Rjukan. Equipment on such trips is of course massively important and ...

New Year but everything still remains the same! - Leopoldo Faria

The latest from our sponsored climber Leopoldo Faria. "I spent the last week of 2011 fighting again with my project at Sagres, but nothing new happene...

Richard Parks to compete for Wales in Sport Relief's First Nation Home

Richard will join Welsh sports stars and personalities to compete in First Nation Home - an 8 day Challenge in March which will see four teams of sp...

Packing for a tradeshow

Each year we go to ISPO in Germany, the big tradeshow for the outdoor industry. It’s that time of year again and we’re currently packing the truck...

Munro Film

Last year we told you about James Urquhart who was going to spend 5 months living in a tent and walking across Scotland to climb the Munros, the 283 m...

Big New Route

Doug Shepherd mid way through the massive chimney system Doug Shepherd left Colorado in the afternoon and our plan was to meet in Cody and then proce...

Expedition Free Spirit, Garwhal

By Daniela Teixeira. The ashes of the Iceland volcano threatened our flight, but still we arrived in Delhi on the planned day, 11th May. This was an e...

Rab in the movies - from Dave Hollinger, IFMGA Guide.

Spent a few days on the west cost of Scotland recently as one of the safety team for the climbing scenes in a new film "A Lonely Place to Die" fe...

Podsac Interest - Dave Hollinger

[caption id="attachment_379" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Rab's sister brand Podsacs"][/caption] July 2010. A few weeks into my summer ...