MSR

MSR (Mountain Safety Research) began in 1969 as a newsletter committed to improving mountaineering safety. MSR's founder, Larry Penberthy, was an engineer, professional inventor and lifelong mountaineer who dedicated himself to making the backcountry safer. He spent more than eighteen months testing stove fuels, the elongation of ropes, the holding power of pitons, the strength of ice axes and a whole list of other important but generally neglected issues. Climbers who subscribed to the Mountain Safety Research® newsletter were asked to donate $3 to cover printing and mailing costs. The first edition offered an ice axe reinforcement kit, snow flukes, an auto belay device, climbing rope, cold weather gloves, karabiners, webbing and a snow saw. It also included detailed instructions for building igloos. A number of iconic designs stemmed from this time period, such as the Model 9 Stove, Thunderbird Ice Axe, Coyote Snow Picket and MSR Climbing Helmet. Other gear garnered less attention, including tubular ice screws with coffee-grinder handles, cycling helmets, Lithium headlamp batteries, and the MSR Mountain Tent. Although not all of these pieces of gear gained wide distribution, they were significant leaps in innovation at the time. MSR also distributed mountaineering equipment from other manufacturers, including crampons, carabiners, clothing and climbing rope. Penberthy's goal was to make the best information and gear available to climbers, and if no one was making it he'd come up with it himself. As time went on, the newsletter relied more and more on the sale of new mountaineering equipment. Many of the products were developed by Penberthy himself, usually as a response to real-world challenges he experienced as a climber. Recognising that one of the factors leading to acute mountain sickness was dehydration, MSR set about engineering a stove that would allow climbers to melt snow faster for drinking water. In 1973, the now-legendary Model 9 stove debuted, featuring the critical remote-fuel tank design. In addition, this stove was lightweight, compact, and could burn petrol, white gas or paraffin. The distant ancestor of today’s XGK™ EX stove, the Model 9 mountaineering stove effectively changed the way climbers traveled through the alpine, and created a long legacy of stoves that MSR is renown worldwide for.

MSR DragonFly Pump Fuel Tube Bushing
MSR DragonFly Pump Fuel Tube Bushing (418471)
£1.80
10 + In Stock
MSR DragonFly Shaker K Jet
MSR DragonFly Shaker K Jet (419836)
£4.20
10 + In Stock
MSR DragonFly Wick
MSR DragonFly Wick (419819)
£2.20
3 In Stock
MSR Duraseal DragonFly Fuel Pump
MSR Duraseal DragonFly Fuel Pump
£43.00
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MSR Duraseal DragonFly Pump Control Valve Assembly
MSR Duraseal DragonFly Pump Control Valve Assembly (418804)
£4.00
4 In Stock
MSR Duraseal Fuel Pump Control Valve O-Ring
MSR Duraseal Fuel Pump Control Valve O-Ring (Red, 418814)
£0.50
10 + In Stock
MSR Duraseal Fuel Pump Seal
MSR Duraseal Fuel Pump Seal (418831)
£1.30
10 In Stock
MSR Duraseal Pump Check Valve Assembly
MSR Duraseal Pump Check Valve Assembly (418824)
£1.50
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MSR Duraseal Standard Fuel Pump
MSR Duraseal Standard Fuel Pump
£43.00
2 In Stock
MSR Duraseal Standard Pump Control Valve Assembly
MSR Duraseal Standard Pump Control Valve Assembly (418803)
£4.00
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MSR Expedition Fuel Bottle Cap
MSR Expedition Fuel Bottle Cap (419135)
£6.99
10 + In Stock
MSR Expedition Service Kit
MSR Expedition Service Kit
From £29.00
1 In Stock
MSR Flanged Pump Plunger Assembly for Old Pumps
MSR Flanged Pump Plunger Assembly for Old Pumps (318638F)
£8.75
1 In Stock
MSR Fuel Bottles - Small, Large & Medium
MSR Fuel Bottle
From £16.99
3 In Stock
MSR Fuel Bottle Washer/Old Style Pump O-Ring Seal
MSR Fuel Bottle Washer/Old Style Pump O-Ring Seal (429134)
£0.50
8 In Stock
MSR Fuel Pump Pick Up Tube with Filter
MSR Fuel Pump Pick Up Tube with Filter (418066)
£1.00
3 In Stock
MSR Groundhog Tent Stakes/Pegs
MSR Groundhog Tent Stakes/Pegs (pack of 6)
£17.99
2 In Stock
MSR Hand Held Piezo Igniter
MSR Hand Held Piezo Igniter
£9.99
3 In Stock
MSR Hubba Hubba NX Green
MSR Hubba Hubba NX
£399.95
£445.00
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1 In Stock
MSR Inverted Canister Stand
MSR Inverted Canister Stand
£3.99
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MSR Jet and Cable Tool
MSR Jet and Cable Tool (419291)
£5.00
1 In Stock
MSR Jet and Cable Tool (old version)
MSR Jet and Cable Tool (old version, 419291OLD)
£2.99
10 + In Stock

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