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Grivel

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 Air Tech Racing S.A. Adze Ski Touring Ice Axe 58cm Silver/Black
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Grivel Air Tech Racing S.A. Ski Touring Ice Axe

Grivel Long Leash Ice Axe Leash With Tip Protector, One Size
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Grivel Ghost Axe Evo Adze Ultralight Ice Axe, 50cm Yellow
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Grivel Ghost Axe Evo Ultralight Ice Axe

Grivel Pan Pipe Ice Screw Organiser, One Size, Black/Yellow
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Grivel Pan Pipe Ice Screw Organiser

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Grivel Carryabiner Ice Screw Holder Carabiner, Orange
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Grivel Carryabiner Ice Screw Holder Carabiner

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Grivel Haute Route Ski Touring Crampon, UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel Haute Route Ski Touring Crampon

Grivel Ghost Axe Evo Hammer Ultralight Ice Axe, 50cm Black
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Grivel Ghost Axe Evo Ultralight Ice Axe

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Grivel Flame Ice Axe Adze Ultralight Carbon Fibre Ice Tool, 49cm
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Grivel Flame Ice Axe Ultralight Carbon Fibre Ice Tool

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Grivel Thor Hammer With Leash
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Grivel Thor Hammer With Leash

Grivel Trail 2 Knee System Folding Trekking Poles, 112cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Trail 2 Knee System Folding Trekking Poles

Grivel Munro SA Adze Mountaineering Ice Axe + Leash, 66cm Grey
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Grivel Munro SA Mountaineering Ice Axe + Leash

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Grivel Duetto Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet, 53-61cm Black
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Grivel Duetto Rock / Ice Climbing Helmet

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Grivel Rocker 45 Rucksack Rock & Ice Climbing Gear Bag, 45L
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Grivel Rocker 45 Rucksack Rock & Ice Climbing Gear Bag

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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 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 Cover Blade Ice Axe Spike Protector, Black
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Grivel Cover Blade Ice Axe Spike Protector

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

Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet, One Size Green
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Grivel Salamander 2.0 Rock Climbing Helmet

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

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

Grivel Espresso Ice Screw Carrier and Protector, Black/Yellow
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Grivel Ghost Axe Adze Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe, 48cm Pink
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Grivel Ghost Axe Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe

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

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Grivel Lil' Monster Adze Piolet Ice Tool, Yellow
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Grivel Lil' Monster Piolet Ice Tool

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

Grivel Simple Double Spring Ice Axe Leash, One Size, Black/Yellow
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Grivel Simple Double Spring Ice Axe Leash

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Grivel Candela Ice Screw Accessory Tool OS Yellow
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Grivel Candela Ice Screw Accessory Tool

Grivel Ghost Axe Adze Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe, 50cm White
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Grivel Ghost Axe Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe

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Grivel Tech Machine Technical Climbing Ice Axe 49cm Yellow/Black
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Grivel Tech Machine Technical Climbing Ice Axe

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Grivel Ran Anti-Slip Snow & Ice Shoe Spikes, M Yellow
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Grivel Ran Anti-Slip Snow & Ice Shoe Spikes

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

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

Grivel G14 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel G14 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon

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Grivel Helix Ice Screw Ice Climbing Anchor, M Black
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Grivel Helix Ice Screw Ice Climbing Anchor

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

Grivel Ghost Axe Adze Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe, 50cm Blue
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Grivel Ghost Axe Ultralight Ski Touring Ice Axe

Grivel Alpha Captive Rock Climbing Quickdraw, 13cm Black/Gold
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Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Adze Mountaineering Ice Axe, 58cm Black
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Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Mountaineering Ice Axe

Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe + Spring Leash Mountaineering Ice Tool 66cm
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Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe + Spring Leash Mountaineering Ice Tool