Mammut is a brand founded in Dintikon, Switzerland by Kaspar Tanner in 1862. Before becoming the mountaineering brand we know today, it was a small-scale rope factory that took its pachyderm-inspired name in 1943. Since 1982, it’s part of the Zurcher Ziegelein group, now Conzzeta. With subsidiaries in France, Germany, Norway, United-States and Japan, the small company has grown and now stands as a mountain safety gear and apparel specialist, notably with its Barryvox avalanche beacon, a benchmark when it comes to avalanche transceivers. Still manufacturing climbing ropes in Switzerland, Mammut has been able to develop into a major player of the skiing, hiking, climbing and mountaineering industry with technical apparel, hiking footwear, backpacks, airbag packs, etc.