By Collection

Advice

Wash & Repair

Search Results For: ''

Suggested categories:

The Elusive Hawk
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers

The Elusive Hawk

In December 2021, Canadian climbers Bronwyn Hodgins and Kelsey Watts made the first female ascent of El Gavilan (300m, 13a) in Mexico. This was the final step in Bronwyn’s multi-season effort to re-bolt the original 1990s Jeff Jackson line, making the route safe and accessible for future climbers. Since its birth, El Gavilan went nearly three decades with only a single successful repeat (Alex Honnold, 2013), despite attempts by world-class climbers such as Leo Houlding. What’s more, the cliff seems to be shrouded in mystery, with stories of shape-shifting horse people and weird lights in the night…
Esclatamasters
Climbing Angus Kille We Are Explorers

Esclatamasters

Searching for something that would push his climbing, Angus Kille found Esclatamasters. A 9a in the Catalan Pyrenees. All consuming, he learnt what it means to be a climber.
On The Rocks
Bouldering We Are Explorers Jenya Kazbekova

On The Rocks

Being bold is about putting yourself out there, challenging your beliefs, and working through the problem. After the competition season ended early, Jenya takes a trip to Fontainbleu to find her next challenge.
Exploring Tredós
We Are Explorers Philipp Klein

Exploring Tredós

Cris, Gaizka, and Philipp head to Tredós for a weekend ski-touring getaway. Hoping the early season pow will live up to their expectations, they’ve got a couloir and the North face in their sights.
Searching for Secrets
Ski We Are Explorers Robert Moskowitz

Searching for Secrets

Looking for a unique adventure, Robert, Sebastian, and Anders head to a secret hut in Romsdal. Will they find a sanctuary or a shack?
Sometimes Mountains Say “No”
Ski We Are Explorers Thea Røhme IWD

Sometimes Mountains Say “No”

Big dreams tend to mean big adventures. Krister and Thea take on Store Jægervasstind, with an aim to ski a new couloir. But how long will the weather window hold out?
Cave of Dreams
Ice Climbing Jeff Mercier Alpinism We Are Explorers

Cave of Dreams

Jeff stumbles across a hidden cave on social media, and seeks it out. He finds a cave of dreams.
New Age Raiders
Ice Climbing Scottish Winter We Are Explorers

New Age Raiders

It was a usual winters night in the van. I struggled to sleep with the anticipation of the early alarm weighing heavy on my mind and the stormy weather pounding the skylight just a couple of feet above my face.
Carving Plummer Canyon
Skiing We Are Explorers Mark Morris

Carving Plummer Canyon

Four friends climbed a 7-kilometer trail leading to the remote Plummer Canyon Yurt. They quickly realized they were venturing into one of the continent's most stunning backcountry ski destinations.
Tales of Zion Ice
Angela VanWiemeersch We Are Explorers IWD

Tales of Zion Ice

Angela, Bronywn and Sav head to Zion, the place where Angela had spent so much time with her partner. What would she find there, in between all those ponderosa pines? Would the beauty she’d experienced all those years ago still be there?
Alpine Playground
Alpinism We Are Explorers Tyler Allen

Alpine Playground

Join Tyler Allen in his Alpine Playground on Mount Washington.
Skiing Giants - Part 2
Boris Langenstein Skiing We Are Explorers

Skiing Giants - Part 2

Boris and friends go on a trip to Pakistan to explore some high alpine skiing. This adventure entails pleasure, stress, and set backs.
Skiing Giants - Part 1
Boris Langenstein Skiing We Are Explorers

Skiing Giants - Part 1

Boris and friends go on a trip to Pakistan to explore some high alpine skiing. This adventure entails pleasure, stress, and set backs.
Of Autumn & Ice Part 2
Benny Lieber Mountaineering We Are Explorers

Of Autumn & Ice Part 2

Benny, Alex, and Austin explored the Alaskan Hayes Range in autumn to see what they would find. Turns out, they found some seriously good climbing.
Of Autumn & Ice Part 1
Benny Lieber Mountaineering We Are Explorers

Of Autumn & Ice Part 1

Benny, Alex, and Austin explored the Alaskan Hayes Range in autumn to see what they would find. Turns out, they found some seriously good climbing.
Bronwyn Sends Golden Gate - Part 2
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers IWD

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 IWD

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.
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.
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.
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...
More Sand Than Stone
Climbing Heather Weidner Hayden Jamieson We Are Explorers IWD

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. 
Tequila Villa
Climbing Bronwyn Hodgins We Are Explorers IWD

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.