Having produced alpine and high altitude mountaineering gear since 1818, Grivel is certainly one of the oldest companies of its kind in the world, and throughout their 190 year history they have provided some of the finest equipment in the business. Based in Courmayeur at the foot of Mont Blanc in the Alps, they have been able to perfect and test all of their products to the extreme to ensure they can withstand any of mother natures most hostile environments. They are a world leader in the production of crampons and ice axes and they are considered to be one of the world’s best brand names in mountaineering equipment.