Italian hardware manufacturer Grivel details a history about how the technology used in making the blade of an ice axe. The first mountaineers used a single long pole with a sharp point on the end and now feature a much shorter handle with a forged blade made in a process similar to the legendary Japanese katana. We also look at how different blades are made for different uses such as ice, mixed, and dry climbing.
In 1933, three brothers created the world's first liquid filled compass. This greatly improved explorers ability to navigate. The new company, called SILVA, would go on to create a headlamp. This would lay the groundwork for nearly a century of orienteering tools used to navigate in places where other tools like GPS would fail.
A Gibbon is an ape. That's where the slackline company got their name. Gibbon Slacklines made slacklining available to the masses when they took an activity that was performed by a few experts and made it available to everyone. They try to embody the values they see in their namesake and teach intelligence, balance, and mobility.