Simond have been away from these shores for a while, but the Chamonix based manufacturer of high quality mountain climbing hardware are back!
Just in time for the winter season, which could of course welcome the UK peaks with a flurry of snow or a downpour of slush, the Simond brand will be distributed by UK based importer Apex Distribution and will be available in selected retailers from November 2007.
Simond have been manufacturing climbing and mountain hardware since 1890 and are one of only two, large climbing manufactures to be making their products on-site in Chamonix, the home of Alpine mountaineering.
Simond use hot forging and working with titanium to produce some of the best hardware available.
It also good to see that Simond.com is now in English. At present the English part of the site only details information about their products but they will shortly be putting up real-time information on conditions in the Mont Blanc Massif, news about the Simond team as well as really useful practical advice.
Trail will be reviewing the ice axe and crampon range as soon as we can get hold of them. All we now need is some snow and ice !
For more information go to Apex Distribution
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