Rab @rab.equipment
1k Posts
80k Followers
703 Following
Producers of technical outdoor clothing. We are the Mountain people! Tag #WeAreRab and Join us 🏔
1k Posts
80k Followers
703 Following
Producers of technical outdoor clothing. We are the Mountain people! Tag #WeAreRab and Join us 🏔
Morning views in the heart of the french alps 🏔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Unfortunately, it’s in really bad condition above and we decide to rappel down. When we touch the ground, we are 10m away from the start of the route, it’s really overhanging! For the time being, it’s A0 aid climbing section to connect ice, maybe in the future, I will drill some holes to make the route all free climbable. I’m totally burnt from the climbing but so happy to put a new line in this ice mecca!" - Sylvain Thiabaud ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📍 45.2754° N, 6.3449° E 🗺 Maurienne valley 📸 Sylvain Thiabaud ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WeAreRab #MastersOfInsulation #theMountainPeople #Maurienne #savoiemontblanc #hautemaurienne #mauriennisezvous #mountainscenery #frenchalps #seemoresunrises
717 3
“I would most certainly go on a trip like this again as I think I may want to pursue a career in the outdoors someday, therefore, I will need all the experience and expertise I can gather before wanting to start a career as a mountain guide or whatever I decide I want to pursue in the future. Even if I don’t continue to create a career out of the outdoors then a trip like this is extremely memorable and a once in a lifetime opportunity I would jump at if I was given the chance again.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following a success trip, we asked the Rab Young Alpinists what was the best part of the trip: . “There’s so much to choose from but I think the sunrise walk was the best part because the views were breath-taking and nothing I’d ever seen before.” . “Summiting and sunsets! I am much more confident now and want" . “I’d do it again, it was an amazing trip and opportunity, thank you Rab, Ric, Cal and Tamsin, it gave me adventures and challenges I wasn’t ready to do myself and I am so much more confident now!” . “Can I just say thank you so much to Rab for supporting Ric and us, it was an amazing trip and I am planning on getting back out to the Alps!” . “I would definitely go back; it was a life-changing experience that I won’t forget.” . “We had a motivated and diverse group from all manner of backgrounds. Everybody was enthusiastic and got on very well despite their differences – a testament to the shared enthusiasm of the team and the vetting process they went through.” . A few of the team members were keen to pursue a career in the outdoors in the future and hopefully, an experience like this will both inspire and provide a solid foundation from which to progress. . So what’s in the future? . After the success of this year’s Rab Young Alpinist Programme, we are looking to expand the scope of the programme to include young people from a much wider catchment area. We hope that the programme continues to inspire young people to take up alpinism, continuing to break the barriers that maybe there between them and the mountains. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @bentibbettsphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WeAreRab #RabYoungAlpinists #theMountainPeople
951 3
For weeks, spiders and venomous snakes tucked us in at night after long days spent climbing in torrential downpour. . We initially started up “Leve Leve” in the rain. (Est. @hermanospou ) Efforts came to a halt after tip toeing around slimy Jenga blocks with sub marginal protection took its toll. . When we turned around we began to question everything. Why did we come? Why was this important to us? and how much risk was “worth it”. . Just two days before this photo was taken we had thrown in the towel, We had txted mom and dad. The trip was over. After a scary incident with rockfall while climbing in the rain, we could no longer justify the risk. . But when the clouds lifted we couldn’t help but be drawn back in by the beauty and mystery that brought us here in the first place. The rock was far from dry, but we made a team decision to give it our absolute best if it wasn’t raining when we woke up. . At 3 am we heard no rain. We switched gears and started up the tower via “nubivagant”. a work of art est. by @gazleah and @stoaga . We were greeted by wet, muddy, loose rock. But luckily interspersed with good bolts thanks to gaz. We pushed on and soon we were committed. . I’ve climbed some choss in my day, but nothing of this magnitude. Between the slick rock, mud and giant loose blocks, the route was a test of risk mitigation. A delicate dance of free climbing what we could get away with, and aiding the rest when the risk was too high to personally accept. Pushing on rocks and not pulling. Watching the rope on sharp edges, knocking on each flake before you grab it, in fear you might kill your best friends. . I’m really proud of us for reaching the top. Perhaps the most mentally taxing route I’ve ever climbed. I’m proud of our decisions on the wall, and I can’t stress enough how lucky I feel to have the team down alive and uninjured. . I couldn’t be closer with sav and sasha. I was incredibly impressed with the girls. Both put forth 100% effort every minute on the wall. I felt as safe as I could be in their care! . By @angela_vanwiemeersch
1k 23
“As we made fresh tracks up the glacier in the pitch dark of 3am and finally as we reached the summit the sun crested up over the picturesque mountains to fill us with the days first light. A surreal feeling it was to be at the top of a peak in time for sunrise and the most amazing photos.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year we introduced 'Rab Young Alpinist with the ethos that it is accessible for all, especially those that would not have this opportunity normally, due to various barriers such as finances. We took 9 teenagers out to the Alps to get the real alpine experience. This included camping in the valley, cooking for themselves as a group, staying in mountain huts, and of course climbing in the high mountains themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Use the link in the bio to head to our website and check out the latest Basecamp article! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WeAreRab #TheMountainPeople #MastersOfInsulation #RabYoungAlpinists ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #climbmountains #outdoorculture #mountaineers #mountaineering #climbers #roc#rockclimb #timetoclimb #cli#climbing #rockclimb #rockclimber #iloveclimbing #outdoorlovers #alpineclimbing #liveclimbrepeat #sportsclimbing #climbingday #tradclimbing #climbing
1k 9
Feeling tiny among the giants 🏔 . That feeling over overcoming a monster climb, only to be confronted with an even bigger one...exciting right? . 📍 36.9982° N, 4.3661° W 🗺 Villanueva . . . #WeAreRab #theMountainPeople #rockclimbing
782 5
Weekend is done but you're still hanging in there... . 📍 36.9982° N, 4.3661° W 🗺 Villanueva . . . #WeAreRab #MastersOfInsulation #theMountainPeople #rockclimbing #climbing #outdoorclimbing #climbinglife #vil#villanuevaosario #villanueva #Andalusia
706 4
Rab Carrington said it best "The greatest thing I ever got from climbing was friendship" . Twenty days in Manali, we met a lot of people, forged many friendships, and conquered many rocks! . Our story began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield, where did your story start? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WeAreRab #MastersOfInsulation #theMountainPeople #rockclimbing #bouldering #Manali #climbing #outdoorclimbing #climbinglife
584 4
Join us and @BanffMountainFilmFestival at for #NineEpicDays in Banff, Canada for October 26 – November 3. Together we will be celebrating the best in creativity, adventure and entrainment that the outdoor community has to offer. . If you’re up for presentations by extraordinary adventurers and legends, over 75 films, award- winning authors, and a mountain of FREE events and exhibitions then grab your ticket now! · Get ready for #nineepicdays and find out more on the @banffmountainfestival feed. · Photo: @bentibbettsphotography . #WeAreRab #TheMountainPeople #banffcanada #bannfmountainfilmfestival #banff2019
639 0