Mammut are a Swiss based company who produce high quality end user pieces that have a worldwide reputation for quality and innovation. From their humble beginnings in Dintikon near Lenzburg in 1862 producing climbing ropes they now have a respected worldwide presence manufacturing and selling mountaineering, outdoor pursuits and snow sports products.
The British Mountaineering Council
The BMC is the national representative body for climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England and Wales and has over 70,000 members. The BMC was set up in 1944 and exists to promote the interests and freedoms of participants to enjoy their activities.
Founded in 1981 as Moorhouse Engineering in Bethesda, soon to become DMM and move to more suitable premises in Llanberis in 1986, the company celebrated 30 years of manufacturing in 2011. In 1981 the company employed just 4 people, and now thirty years later we are an important employer in this area with just over 150 men and women on payroll.
Five Ten, the Brand of the Brave, is a leader in performance, high-friction footwear. From downhill mountain bike racing to rock climbing, from wing suit flying to kayaking, Five Ten makes footwear for the world's most dangerous sports. The Redlands, California-based company has been producing cutting-edge designs and proprietary Stealth rubber soles for nearly 30 years. With the help of top national and international athletes and guides, combined with a world-class rubber-testing and R&D facility, Five Ten is the shoe brand of choice for the world's most exciting athletes.
Petzl was founded on a commitment to serve: "Aiding progression towards the inaccessible". From the outset, this idea is in the spirit of founder Fernand Petzl, a caver looking for solutions to the challenges presented by progression. For 30 years, Petzl has been designing and distributing solutions that aid in commitment and progression on vertical and/or dark terrain with optimal efficiency, freedom and safety. While looking to bring concrete solutions to the user, Petzl aims to solve the technical challenges encountered on the terrain. The company's greatest innovations have been the result of expertise, and also of a method: listen to the client, analyse his needs, experiment, develop, test.
The Crag Station
The Crag Station is run by 3 active, locally based, climbers: Phil Sneyd (ex Paul Braithwaite’s), Stuart MacKay (ex Nick Estcourt’s) and Tim Dorsett (ex Urban Rock). Martin Kocsis looks after our events, Lectures, Crag work, etc. Collectively, we offer a massive amount of experience in the outdoor trade, the local Chew Valley and West Yorks region, the wider Peak scene, as well as climbing elsewhere in Europe and the US.
Our aim is simple……to have the best range of rock shoes, bouldering gear, rock hardware and cragging clothing that you’ll be able to find between Manchester and Leeds.
Great gear, good choice, some good deals and a wealth of friendly advice and experience. …and a bit of banter too !
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