For many people the mountains and an outdoor life are all encompassing, embracing training and ambition with community and culture. For some it’s about balancing work with play, or home life with a desire to explore the limits of what is possible both physically and mentally.
A series of stories each offering a different perspective, the Commitment Series is a personal journey through the lives of some of our core athletes, exploring the motivations and consequences of their dedication to the mountains and their chosen discipline.
We explore what it means to commit to something that is so absorbing it transforms your life, and how that level of commitment is dealt with by those for whom it means so much.
Early in 2015 we sent Rab supported athletes to three iconic locations to put our layering systems to the test: rock climbing in the Peak District, alpine climbing in the Mont Blanc Massif and mountain walking in the Northwest Highlands.
These very different activities and environments all prove challenging for clothing. However with the right technical layering system, they remained comfortable while only using a few items.