Edelweiss has always supported alpine and sport climbing pioneers by developing climbing ropes adapted to their ambitions.
For high level exploits, recreation or safety at work, Edelweiss continues to offer a wide product for athletes and operators of modern vertical activities. With this long experience, punctuated by constant innovation and quality research, Edelweiss is a key player in the vertical world.
The history of Edelweiss is landmarked by major innovations which supported the evolution of mountaineering and climbing.
- 1953 : First sheath/core construction rope.
- 1971 : Development of Everdry, dry treatment of the sheath, with Reinhold Messner.
- 1984 : First rope to sustain Sharp Edge test (factor 2 fall on a 0.75mm radius edge).
- 1991 : Perdur treatment to improve abrasion resistance.
- 1993 : Supereverdry, dry treatment of both sheath and core for even more performance in extreme conditions.
- 2003 : Introducing the buckle-free harness.
- 2009 : O-Flex Concept, for a better handling and more durability on ropes used on an intensive basis.
- 2010 : Perform 3, a new generation of ropes, smoother, more fluid, lightweight and still as enduring.
- 2011 : Alpha and Omega harness concepts, for more support and comfort.
- 2014 : Awarding of the UIAA Water repellent label on 8 model of dynamic ropes, the water absorption is in average limited at 1,1%.