In 1969, tech-minded engineer and passionate outdoorsmen Larry Penberthy decided to form Mountain Safety Research. At the time, this one-person company was dedicated to improving the safety of climbing equipment. Larry understood the blossoming outdoors industry needed engineers to design the best possible gear and equipment for campers, hikers, and mountaineers. He also recognized the best ways to preserve dwindling wild spaces was to get people building respect for nature through exploration. Today, MSR remains dedicated to conservation and masterminding the safest technical collection of products for outdoor pursuits. They develop safety solutions; be it lightweight tents for three-season backpacking or designing a robust and easily stowable shovel for backcountry skiers. From snowshoes and poles to camp stoves and tools, MSR has the collection to help you explore forests, mountains, seasides, and the unknown.