Who We Are: Simond

Chamonix - 1860

Who We Are: Simond

At Simond,

All of our carabiners,

ice axes and crampons

are made in France


They're developed and manufactured in our factory in Chamonix


Pioneers of the Summits

Simond has equipped expeditions since the very beginnings of mountaineering. Simond was right there alongside the pioneers behind the first climbs of Everest, Annapurna, and many more

1950 - 1st summit of Annapurna by Mauriec Herzog and Louis Lachenal

1953 - 1st summit of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

1964 - 1st summit of Mt. Huntington by Lionel Terray

1964 - 1st summit of Les Drus by Walter Cecchinel

A Family History

It all starts over 150 years ago with the Simond brothers, all blacksmiths and rockhounds. They worked with iron and wood, so adventurers turned to them to create the equipment needed to explore the massifs

Even still today, SIMOND equipment is developed and tested on the ground by the most demanding: the professors of the ENSA -- the French National School of Skiing and Mountaineering -- who train the next generation of mountain guides.

The Simon Rope Team

Today, Simond is a team of 60 people. Designers, engineers, and testers all at the service of your safety and security


Quality Assurance



Ice axe and crampon technician for over 30 years


Carabiner Engineer


3D Designer


Sustainable Development Leader





Ice Axes



Focus on innovation

To optimize all your gadgets in your every situation, we perfected our patented Spider latching system. In offsetting the male part of the Keylock system from the beak of the carabiner to the digit, the opening is completely freed up. A snagless system for optimal fluidity.


Find all your equipment

At Simond, we gear you up from head to toe, in all your vertical adventures. Discover everything our products have in store for you on the climbing wall, on the cliffs, and in the mountains.




All of our Simon ropes are manufactured right by our headquarters in Lille

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