The story of Rab began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield where Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name. Hand-stitched and devised with his own ingenious eye, Rab’s experience from years spent in the mountains was apparent in his designs, and soon there was popular demand both from friends and the growing local climbing community.
Things didn’t stop there. Word soon spread, and the Sheffield attic became a factory floor, creating sleeping bags and jackets for customers far and wide. Now, decades later, those honest, hard-wearing designs can be found all over the world; wherever adventurous individuals face up to the elements. From Himalayan peaks to cold, crisp evenings around a campfire.
For this shoot I was sent the clothing and asked to arrange the rest with a simple brief of showing off the kit in a genuine mountain setting. I organised models, waited for the right weather forecast, decided on locations and we shot the images as a small flexible team of three.
Location: North Ridge and Bastow Buttress on Tryfan.
Crib Y Ddysgyl & Crib Goch.
Output: 60 images per shoot of the new autumn/winter range
Time Allocated: 2 day shoot plus editing
“Great team that really pulled it out the bag for us. Rob is a real professional who knows the hills like the back of his hand and the output he got for us was spot on, looking forward to working together again!”
Angus Shepherd – Rab