Outdoor brands Rab & Lowe Alpine and Scottish National Outdoor Training Centre Glenmore Lodge announce long-term partnership
Based on a shared passion for sustainable outdoor adventure, the partnership will foster safe and responsible outdoor access for all
Glenmore Lodge, sportscotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre, and UK outdoor brands, Rab and Lowe Alpine (owned by Equip Outdoor Technologies Ltd.), are proud to announce their new partnership. From June 2021, Rab and Lowe Alpine will equip the Glenmore Lodge guides, instructors and staff with technical clothing and packs to keep them safe and protected even in the challenging and unpredictable weather conditions of the Scottish Highlands.
Shaun Roberts, Principal at sportscotland’s National Outdoor Training Centre Glenmore Lodge, said: “We look for a partnership that has shared values, and a joint commitment to promoting safe outdoor access for all. We will work together to facilitate learning about responsible recreation in our wild spaces.”
Glenmore Lodge highly professional and experienced team will also provide the brands with regular feedback as they put the kit through rigorous testing in Scotland’s harshest conditions, informing the development of Rab and Lowe Alpine’s existing and future designs.
Jim Evans, Marketing Director at Rab and Lowe Alpine, comments: “This partnership goes beyond business; it is a passion. As brands run by mountain people, for mountain people, we take pride in building partnerships that educate on risk management, stimulate environmental awareness, and make the outdoors a more inclusive space,”
Jim continues, “With our roots firmly in the rugged mountains of Scotland, we have always endeavoured to design the most innovative and reliable equipment in the world. Glenmore Lodge is a professional and credible partner who resonates perfectly with our heritage and identity. This new relationship is not only mutually beneficial, but is meaningful and sincerely exciting for us as a company.”
Rab and Lowe Alpine will provide clothing and gear for Glenmore Lodge’s guides and instructors across all their summer and winter activities including their extensive ski programme. The partnership will enable intensive product field testing and going forward offers the opportunity for staff and retailer training.