In 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths started to transform their production of agricultural tools to satisfy the rather peculiar demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists who, for unfathomable reasons, wanted to climb mountains! And so, the Grivel Ice Axe and Crampons came into being.
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Kingsley Jones: ‘Alpine diary, part 3 – Snowmageddon!’
‘Avalanche hits forty chalets in Les Houches’, screams the headline of the Dauphiné Libéré, about yesterday's avalanche into the Chamonix valley, at the foot of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.