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

Jacob Cook - Welcome to the Wack

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

Finnmark and The Origins of Skiing

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

Calculating the risk - Avalanche Canada

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

The Annapurna Circuit

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

AMI Spring Layering Guide

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

The Cliffs of Catalonia

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

Climb 2 Recovery – Still Climbing

In August this year, the team will return for a second attempt on the mountain, bringing with them all that they learned on last year’s unsuccessf...

Derek Eland: Everest's Resident Artist

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

Jacob Cook – Freerider

To summit Yosemite’s El Capitan, one of the proudest and most well-known rock faces in the world is a dream for many climbers. Every year, for a...

Squash Falconer - Khang Karpo

On the border of Nepal and Tibet, there is an untouched valley clear of the crowds and commercialism of Everest but practically within reach of th...

Getting Ready for Scottish Winter

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

Yosemite, A Love Letter

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

Lachlan Gardiner - Ama Dablam

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

Raja Peak via Transcendence

The monster roared and an earth-shaking rumble erupted from the darkness. That’s the way it is out here, everything’s alive and often trying to ...

Simon Verspeak - First Ascent in Nepal

We were wading through sugary snow. It wasn’t so bad when it was boot or shin depth; knee deep however felt like the living end. After 50 particul...

Paul Ramsden - Tibet

The strange thing about climbing new routes in China and Tibet is that after a few successful expeditions you suddenly start receiving the Japanese...

Tom Randall: First ascent in Utah

In a previously untouched cave on Utah’s White Rim, British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have achieved something quite extraordinary;...

Llanberis Mountain Rescue

Llanberis Mountain Rescue is a fairly unique team; primarily because Snowdon is a fairly unique mountain. It is often assumed that most rescues o...

John Crook - Alaska

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

Jacob Cook & The Cirque of the Unclimbables

Ideas for expeditions can come from the strangest of places. But looking through old slides with my girlfriend Bron and her dad Geoff one evening w...

Paul Swail - off the ground in Yosemite

An IFMGA Mountain Guide who splits his time between Chamonix and Ireland, Paul has some impressive ascents to his name. He has been instrumental in d...

Nanga Parbat 2016 Gallery

The Nanga Dream project has always been focused on camaraderie and overcoming challenge. The team; Marek Klonowski, Karim Hayat, Pawel Dunaj, Pawel...

10 Tips For Climbing Faster On Long Routes

Sometimes the most ridiculous challenges are the best ones. One day last winter Bronwyn Hodgins and I decided to try a one-day link up of seven...

Heather Weidner Discusses Her Journey Into Climbing

Heather Weidner recently made headlines when she climbed the route ‘China Doll’ (5.14a/8b+) on trad gear; making her only the fourth woman in hist...

Freezing, failing, and friendship in City of Rocks

"Looking up at the hundred-foot vertical pitch, the grey and blue granite splotched with orange lichen makes me feel dizzy. I’m reminded of one of...

Paraclimber Neil Heritage prepares for the Matterhorn

Later this month, a team of three ex-army servicemen will attempt to make history on the Matterhorn. Neil Heritage, a former army corporal is a double...

Get into climbing: Advice from 4 women who've made it their life

This week is #WomenOutdoors Week, a British Mountaineering Council initiative to encourage more women to take up outdoor sports and activities. Two...

A Handmade Expedition To The Neacola Range

“We can’t go any further up this snow,” Craig yells down from the steep slope. “I’m not gonna make it to gear…this whole thing could slide...

THE STORY OF ZION ICE

Until recently, the potential for big ice routes in the Zion area remained a virtual unknown. When Rab® athlete Scott Adamson arrived, the true sco...

Paul Swail - Big Wall Adventures In The World's Happiest Valley

Yosemite is the indisputable cauldron of American climbing. In its deep valleys and amongst its soaring granite walls, generations of climbers ha...

An attempt at history in the Mont Blanc massif

In April 2015, Emma Twyford travelled to Chamonix with Calum Muskett to attempt what would have been the first female ascent of the Voie Petite; a 1...

Tom Randall Climbs hard new roof route 'Infusoria'

On Friday the 8th of July, Rab athlete Tom Randall made the first ascent of an unusual new route at Cringle Crag in the North York Moors. The new l...

Endless Climbing On The Infinite Spur

In June 2016, climbers Pete Graham, Ben Silvestre and Will Harris made the first British Ascent (10th overall) of the Infinite Spur on Alaska&rsquo...

Richard Parks - Project Everest Cynllun Part 2

At the end of April last year, Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake. Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, the Goku quake took the lives of ov...

Richard Parks - Project Everest Cynllun Part 1

The relationship between Rab® and Richard Parks has been built on a shared passion for extreme environments, technical product and the combinatio...

Mark Hines on the Yukon Quest Trail

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

Jules Littlefair - Back To The Rock

In the midst of a hectic weekend, in which we joined forces with The Climbing Works to deliver the biggest and best CWIF to-date, our sponsored athl...

Sylvain Thiabaud Goes 'Full Circle' In Chamonix

Rab® sponsored alpine climber Sylvain Thiabaud has had a busy start to the year. Living and working year-round in Chamonix certainly has its advant...

A Lonely Fight Taken to the Limit

The only thing I could do was give it my best shot. That’s why, against all odds, rather than going back down, I decided to get out of the first...

The Final Round

Dovedale is a sleepy limestone dale which borders the peaceful Dove river for several miles. It attracts huge numbers of walkers and anglers, but ...

The Lesson

Nine months have gone by since the accident. A small piece of a sedimentary rock, created many millions of years ago waited patiently. On th...

Kandersteg Trilogy - "Hard Pitches Only"

Two years ago the person who is in my opinion the veritable king of dry tooling, Robert Jasper, climbed a completely mind blowing route in the ...

Austrian Granite with a Twist of Lime

I’m just back from a quick trip to the Tirol area of Austria. We only had 8 days, but it was well worth the 14 hour drive to get there. I r...

The Karakoram Project

Year three of my four-year project to photograph the Karakoram Mountains saw some dramatic conditions during this year’s trips. The region ...

Patagonia

In January 2014, Calum Muskett and Dave MacLeod spent a month in the alpine climbing playground of Patagonia, Argentina. They were joined by Ally...

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