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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 Help Biner With Spring Gate Rock Climbing Carabiner, Black/Gold
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Grivel G10 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Hammer, 50cm Yellow/Black
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe

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

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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

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Grivel G12 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon, UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel G12 New Matic Mountaineering Crampon

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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 Valter Extension Bar Standard Crampon Accessory Rail, Black
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Grivel Espresso Ice Screw Carrier and Protector Black/Yellow
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Grivel Adult Unisex Poseidon Climbing Harness, 67-87cm Black/Yellow
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Grivel Poseidon Climbing Harness

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

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Grivel G12 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon, UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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Grivel G12 Cramp-O-Matic Mountaineering Crampon

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

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

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

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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

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

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Grivel G10 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon UK 2-12 Yellow
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Grivel Air Tech Racing S.A. Adze Ski Touring Ice Axe 66cm
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Grivel Air Tech Racing S.A. Ski Touring Ice Axe

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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe 50cm Hammer
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe

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

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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

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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

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Grivel Thor Hammer W/ Leash Big Wall Climbing Whacker Yellow/Black
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Grivel Thor Hammer w/ Leash Big Wall Climbing Whacker

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

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

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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling, 180cm Blue
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling

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Grivel Crampon Safe Crampon Storage Bag, One Size, Black
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Grivel Crampon Safe Crampon Storage Bag

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

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Grivel Double Spring 2.0 Ice Axe Leash One Size Black/Yellow
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Grivel Double Spring 2.0 Ice Axe Leash

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

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

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Grivel G12 New Classic Mountaineering Crampon, UK 3.5-13.5 Yellow
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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 Black Hole Set Ice Screw Protector Caps, Yellow
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling, 60cm Black
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Grivel Alpine Ring Dyneema Sling

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

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

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

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Grivel Easy G Ice Axe Leash Ice Tool Wrist Leash, OS Yellow
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Grivel Easy G Ice Axe Leash Ice Tool Wrist Leash

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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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Grivel 360 Ice Screw Easy Rack Climbing Ice Screw L Yellow
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Grivel 360 Ice Screw Easy Rack Climbing Ice Screw

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

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

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Grivel A&D Ascender, LEFT, Black
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Grivel A&D Ascender

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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe 50cm Shovel
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Grivel LightMachine & Easy Slider Mountaineering Ice Axe

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Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe + Spring Leash Mountaineering Ice Tool, 74cm
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Grivel G1 Plus Ice Axe + Spring Leash Mountaineering Ice Tool

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