Grivel is the oldest mountain climbing equipment company in the world. Founded in 1818, Grivel’s home is still at the base of Mont Blanc, in Courmayeur in the heart of the Italian Alps. This seriously hardcore mountaineering company produce everything you would need when heading into the mountains or winter conditions. The Grivel heritage is the invention and production of crampons and ice axes for alpine mountaineering. However today Grivel has employed the same innovative invention to produce a wide range of quality, climbing hardware, backpacks and survival equipment.