Brand : Grivel

<div> In 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths started to transform their production of agricultural tools to satisfy the rather peculiar demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists who, for unfathomable reasons, wanted to climb the mountains! So the Grivel ice axe came into being surrounded by skepticism. The English engineer Oscar Eckenstein was received with similar skepticism when in 1909 he asked Henry Grivel to manufacture the first modern Grivel crampons. In 1929, Henry&rsquo;s son Laurent made the brilliant innovation of the two front points, allowing climbers to stand face on whilst attacking the steep ice and snow gradients. In 1938 this innovation proved the key to the conquest of one the last great problems of the Alps: the North Face of the Eiger. About the same time, the introduction of a&nbsp;Chromolly alloy (Nickel-Chrome-Molybdenum) allowed the production of thinner and therefore lighter crampons. The resulting forged Grivel crampons weighing 360 grams a pair, the Super Leggero Grivel, were used to conquer the three highest peaks in the world, Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> In 1982 Grivel was taken over by new management but the ethos of innovation is very much to the fore with the likes of the revolutionary Machine ice axe in 1996 and anti-balling plates, introduced in 2003. Since 2010 all Grivel&#39;s energy needs have been produced by photovoltaic panels on their factory roofs allowing them to save 1,173 barrels of oil a year.</div>
Grivel Hand Protectors for Monster
Grivel Hand Protectors for Monster (pack of 4, 900/01)
£7.99
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Grivel Haute Route Crampons
Grivel Haute Route Crampons
£112.50
£125.00
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2 In Stock
Grivel Helix Ice Screws
Grivel Helix Ice Screw
From £40.50
£45.00
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Grivel Ice Screw Sharpening Service
Grivel Ice Screw Sharpening Service
From £6.00
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Grivel Ice Vario Pick
Grivel Ice Vario Pick
£38.00
6 In Stock
Grivel Katana Vario Pick + Simple Vario
Grivel Katana Vario Pick + Simple Vario
£49.50
£55.00
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Grivel Lambda Twin Gate
Grivel Lambda Twin Gate Karabiner
£12.99
1 In Stock
Grivel Long Flex Regulation Bars
Grivel Long Flex Regulation Bars (pair)
£11.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Long Regulation Bars
Grivel Long Regulation Bars (pair)
£10.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Machine Ice Blade +
Grivel Machine Ice Blade + Pick (PJICE+)
£36.00
3 In Stock
Grivel Machine Ice Blade
Grivel Machine Ice Blade Pick (PJICE)
£36.00
8 In Stock
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Grivel Machine Mix Blade Pick (PJMIX)
£36.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Mega Twin Gate Karabiner
Grivel Mega Twin Gate Karabiner
£14.95
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Grivel Mini Hammer Vario
Grivel Mini Hammer Vario
£26.00
3 In Stock
Grivel Mini Roll
Grivel Mini Roll
£26.99
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Grivel Monte Rosa Crampon New Classic
Grivel Monte Rosa Crampon New Classic
£90.00
£100.00
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5 In Stock
Grivel Monterosa Snow Shoe
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Grivel Monterosa Snow Shoe
£135.00
£150.00
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Grivel Munro SA with Leash
Grivel Munro SA with Leash
£67.50
£75.00
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Grivel Narrow Front Bail Bar
Grivel Narrow Front Bail Bars (pair, RBNBAIL)
£15.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Plume Twin Gate HMS
Grivel Plume Twin Gate HMS
£13.00
3 In Stock
Grivel Plume Twin Gate
Grivel Plume Twin Gate Karabiner
£10.99
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Grivel Radical Light 21
Grivel Radical Light 21
£85.00
1 In Stock
Grivel Rambo Frontpoint types
Grivel Rambo Frontpoints
From £25.00
1 In Stock

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