Who We Are
Who We Are
Klättermusen is a maker of refined mountaineering equipment. Established in 1975 to combine utility and extreme durability in environmentally considerate designs and materials, Klättermusen supports outdoor enthusiasts through unforgiving weather and unpredictable situations.
Every piece of Klättermusen mountaineering equipment is created with functionality in mind, in order to fulfill the needs of true adventurers, while at the same time minimize the ecological footprint.
Klättermusen's history is not only about the brand itself, but a global commitment to sustainability. Klättermusen was founded by a tightly-knit band of local climbers in the scenic mountain village Åre in 1975. Initiated as a small DIY workshop for assembling parts and constructing tailored technical solutions to challenges encountered on the hill, Klättermusen grew into a business supplying outdoor enthusiasts with high-performance equipment in the 1980s. The pioneering spirit that originally spurred Klättermusen into existence remains at the heart of the company.
Klättermusen supports and inspires outdoor enthusiasts through unforgiving weather conditions and unpredictable terrains. Rigorously tested in real-world conditions, the equipment embodies Klättermusen's commitment to creating the best and most sustainable equipment available.
At Klättermusen we have worked actively to minimize the environmental impact of our actions since we built our first pieces of equipment in 1975. By approaching equipment durability from a lifecycle point of view we make sure that the lifetime of our products is optimized. Our philosophy on how to reduce environmental impact today is the same as it was in 1975: repair equipment until it falls apart and to continually strive to improve constructions.
We source post-consumer waste, explore how raw materials can be reused, pioneer new production processes, and continuously improve the usability of our equipment. The result is supremely durable climbing equipment crafted to the highest standards of professional mountaineering.
Our constant goal is to make the most durable and long-lived equipment imaginable. This hands-on approach has resulted in the development of proprietary materials and techniques to create sustainable high-performance fabrics. We switched to 100% organic cotton in 2006, introduced nylon from recycled fishing nets in 2009 in all backpacks, started our recycling system in 2009 and became the first outdoor brand in history to achieve a 100% fluorocarbon-free collection in September 2017.
By always striving to make better and more sustainable products we believe we make it easier for both our consumers and suppliers to act responsibly towards nature, humanity and other species.