Rab® Welcomes Pete Tapley to Athlete Team

Pete Tapley Joins Rab Athlete Team

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (April 25, 2012) — Technical apparel and gear manufacturer Rab is thrilled to welcome Pete Tapley to its Athlete Team for 2012. Montana-based Pete Tapley joins Rab's global team of nearly 30 professional mountain athletes.

Pete Tapley is a professional guide in Montana as well as a photographer, videographer and writer. Long known for pioneering standard-baring ice and mixed climbs, Pete can be found anywhere from Alaska to South America in pursuit of unclimbed trad lines, wilderness grade V routes or testy aid lines.

Tapley joins Rab's small yet talented team which consists of Jean-Pierre Ouellet (aka: PeeWee), Aaron Mulkey, Melanie Bernier and a crew of European-based athletes. “Our goal is to support athletes that not only push their own limits and the limits of their sport, but who embody the enthusiasm and commitment to climbing that lies at the heart of the Rab brand,” says Samantha Killgore, Marketing Manager at Rab USA. “Pete is motivated, passionate and extremely talented; he is the perfect fit for the Rab team.”

When asked about his climbing style Pete says, "Adventure climbing has been my thing for a long time now. I love breaking new ground, exploring and sorting out the line as I go.” Some of his notable ascents include:
F.A. Mark of the Beast, Mt. Cowen, Absaroka Range, MT IV 5.12
F.A. La Mirada de la Gitana, Mt. Helen, Wind River Range, WY IV M6 5.9r/x
F.A. Zach Attack, Hyalite Canyon, MT III M5 WI5+
F.A. Kundun, Squaw Creek, MT 5.13
F.A. Juvenile Delinquents, Hyalite Canyon, MT M9

To learn more about the Rab Athlete Team, please visit: www.rab.uk.com/about-us/rab-professionals.html

About Rab

Rab Carrington, one of Britain's foremost mountaineers, established the Rab brand in 1981 to design and manufacture the world's finest down clothing and sleeping bags. From its earliest days, Rab created a reputation for producing garments that are truly for ‘the most extreme conditions in the world' and for searching out the finest technical fabrics to use in its designs. Rab clothing stands among the most technical and innovative on the market, designed to meet the exacting demands of the Scottish mountains that remain the inspiration and testing ground for many of its products. The Rab brand continues to be run by climbers for climbers. All products are tested in extreme environments by our team of mountain athletes. For more information, visit www.rabusa.com.