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Grivel, Mont Blanc, world-leading manufacturers of premium winter climbing gear since 1818...

As early as 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths sought to transform their manufacture of agricultural tools to satisfy the demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists looking for a new kind of tool with which to explore the mountains.

As the roots of mountaineering slowly grew, so the Grivel ice axe came into being - often met with a degree of scepticism.  A similar incredulity met the English engineer Oscar Eckenstein in 1909 when he asked Henry Grivel to manufacture the first modern alpine crampon.  In 1929, Henry’s son Laurent was behind the creation of the first dual front points.  This innovation allowed climbers to stand face on while negotiating steep ice and snow routes.  This would later prove key to conquering the last unsolved route of the Alps: the North of the Eiger, 21-24th July, 1938.

In a 1936 collaboration with the Cogne steelworks, Amato Grivel, Laurent’s younger brother, developed the first high-strength crampon using Chromoly alloy (Nickel-Chrome-Molybdenum).  This allowed for a thinner, lighter Grivel crampon design. 

This led to the creation of the very first 'lightweight' Grivel crampons. Weighing just 360 grams per pair, these Grivel crampons, the Super Leggero Grivel, have been used to conquer the 3 highest peaks in the world: Everest, K2, and the Kangchenjunga.

In 1982, a new direction was needed to take what had become a rather sleepy, uncompetitive Grivel into the modern era of mountaineering.  New management led by Gioachino Gobbi was convinced that with over a hundred years of tradition, the brand name and company location were a recipe for future success.

With their passion for innovation reignited, in 1996 Grivel released The Machine: the Grivel ice axe that revolutionized the design of technical climbing tools.  The Machine's success was sealed and from now on this was the shape that all manufacturers would draw from.

In 2003, Grivel crampons resolved the problem of snow build up with the very first proactive anti-balling plate.

Now 196 years later, Grivel continues to balance tradition with progress; between forging and aerospace technology, between intuition and R&D.

Grivel Mont-Blanc has achieved all possible certifications: from TUV GS (Sichereit Gepruft) for product quality to ISO 9001-Vision 2000 for their management system and even the ISO 14001 environmental Certification for Environmental Compatibility.

In May 2009 Grivel opened a new production facility in a much bigger space.  This new set up has meant they can widen their range of products while maintaining their avant-garde position in the market.

The new location also sees a switch to solar energy making Grivel's production cleaner and more eco-friendly.  Since 2010 all their energy needs are produced by their own photovoltaic panels, seeing them save an equivalent of 1173 barrels of oil every year.

 
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Grivel Helix Ice Screw Ice Climbing Anchor, L Yellow
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Grivel Helix Ice Screw Ice Climbing Anchor

Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling, 120cm Red
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling

Grivel Rambo Evo 4 Mountaineering Crampon, UK 5.5-12.5 Yellow/Black
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Grivel Rambo Evo 4 Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel Ski Tour NewMatic 2.0 Ski Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel Ski Tour NewMatic 2.0 Ski Mountaineering Crampon

Grivel G12 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon, UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling, 180cm Blue
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling

Grivel Stealth Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet 54-62 Cm Yellow
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Grivel Stealth Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet

Grivel Adult Unisex Apollo Rock Climbing Harness, 80-110cm Blk/Yellow
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Grivel Apollo Rock Climbing Harness

Grivel Monte Rosa Universal Mountaineering Crampon, UK 2-12.5 Black
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Grivel Monte Rosa Universal Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel Adult Unisex Stealth Hardshell Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet, 53-61cm Green
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Grivel Stealth Hardshell Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet

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Grivel G10 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel G10 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon

Grivel Screw Carrier Ice Screw Protectors, One Size, Yellow
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Grivel Screw Carrier Ice Screw Protectors

Grivel Adult Unisex Poseidon Climbing Harness, 80-106cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Poseidon Climbing Harness

Grivel Air Tech Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2.5-12.5
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Grivel Air Tech Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Adze, 50cm Yellow/Black
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe

Grivel Ares Climbing Harness 64-84cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Ares Climbing Harness

Grivel G14 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel G14 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon

Grivel G12 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon, UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel Candela Ice Screw Accessory Tool OS Yellow
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Grivel Candela Ice Screw Accessory Tool

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Grivel Thor Hammer With Leash
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Grivel Thor Hammer With Leash

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Grivel Tech Machine W/ Ice Simple Vario Technical Climbing Ice Axe
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Grivel Tech Machine Technical Climbing Ice Axe

Grivel Adult Unisex Apollo Rock Climbing Harness, 67-87cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Apollo Rock Climbing Harness

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Grivel Ski Tour SkiMatic 2.0 Ski Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12
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Grivel Ski Tour SkiMatic 2.0 Ski Mountaineering Crampon

Grivel Ghost Axe Evo Adze Ultralight Ice Axe, 45cm Yellow
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Grivel Ghost Evo Ultralight Ice Axe

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Grivel Air Tech New Classic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2.5-12.5 Yellow
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Grivel Air Tech New Classic Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel G10 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel G10 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon

Grivel Rubber Point Protection Ice Axe Spike Protectors, One Size, Red
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Grivel 360 Ice Screw Easy Rack Climbing Ice Screw L Yellow
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Grivel 360 Ice Screw Easy Rack Climbing Ice Screw

Grivel Alpha Captive Rock Climbing Quickdraw, 13cm Black/Gold
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Grivel Air Tech Racing S.A. Adze Ski Touring Ice Axe 58cm
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Grivel Air Tech Racing S.A. Ski Touring Ice Axe

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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Hammer, 50cm Yellow/Black
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe

Grivel G22 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 5.5-14.5 Yellow
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Grivel G22 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel North Machine W/ Hammer Mountaineering Ice Axe, 50cm Yellow
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Grivel North Machine Mountaineering Ice Axe

Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Adze Mountaineering Ice Axe, 53cm Black
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Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Mountaineering Ice Axe

Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet One Size White
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Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet

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Grivel Dark Machine-X Ultralight Ice Axe + Vario, 52cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Dark Machine-X Ultralight Ice Axe + Vario

Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet One Size Yellow
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Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet

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Grivel Beta Captive Rock Climbing Quickdraw, 13cm Black/Gold
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Grivel Beta Captive Rock Climbing Quickdraw

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Grivel G10 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow, Wide
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Grivel Haute Route Ski Touring Crampon, UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel Haute Route Ski Touring Crampon

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