Rab Welcomes Scott Bennett to Athlete Team

Scott Bennett rounds out Rab's North American athlete team

LOUISVILLE, Colo. (May 30, 2012) — Technical apparel and gear manufacturer Rab rounds out their North American team with the recent addition of Scott Bennett.

Bennett started climbing on the steep sandstone of Kentucky's Red River Gorge but quickly headed west in search of bigger and bigger objectives. The past few years, Bennett has built a name for himself through ambitious fast and light link-ups in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, California and Patagonia, including the impressive FFA in Argentine Patagonia of the West Face of Aguja Guillamet via a new route Manos al Cielo (5.11, 450m).

Bennett joins Jean-Pierre Ouellet (aka: PeeWee), Aaron Mulkey, Pete Tapley, Melanie Bernier and Eli Helmuth to complete Rab's small yet talented North American Athlete Team. “Scott is just beginning to actualize his full potential in the mountains and shows no signs of slowing down,” says Samantha Killgore, Marketing Manager at Rab USA. “His accomplishments are both visionary and inspirational.”

Recent additions to Rab's Athlete Team highlight the brand's growing presence in the North American market. “Building relationships with athletes that encompass the spirit of the Rab brand is the ideal way to connect with the committed alpinist who is our core consumer,” Killgore continues. “Scott embodies that sense of adventure. We are so pleased to have him on board.”

Here are a few of Bennett's recent accomplishments:
-Major new link-up on the Fitz Roy massif, North Pillar Sit Start (5.11 A1, 2000m)
-FFA of West Face of Aguja Guillamet via the new route Manos al Cielo (5.11, 450m)
-FFA of Cosas Patagonicas (5.11+, 450m), Aguja Mermoz, Patagonia
-Link-up in Rocky Mountain NP, CO (Saber, Foil, Petit Grepon, Sharkstooth & Zowie) in a day
-First Link-up in Castle Valley, UT (Castleton, Rectory, Priest, Sister Superior & Convent) in a day
-FAs in Washington and BC's North Cascades, including Last Rights (5.11+, 300m) & The Heretic (5.11+, 350m)

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.



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