Wild Country (company)

Wild Country (company)

Wild Country is a major manufacturer of rock climbing equipment, and is most noted for introducing the "Friend", a spring-loaded camming device. The company is based in Tideswell in the English Peak District, close to some of the UK's most popular climbing areas.

Wild Country was founded in 1977 by British climber Mark Vallance, after he met American climber Ray Jardine who had made and used prototypes of the camming devices he had invented but could find nobody to produce them in volume. Vallance was convinced of their commercial potential and, with the collaboration of Jardine, set up a factory in the Peak District to manufacture the devices which they had for a long time called Friends. Friends, though expensive, became immediately popular with climbers, and established Wild Country as a major climbing gear manufacturer. Soon the company started expanding its range which now includes climbing harnesses, nuts, carabiners, ropes, and other climbing equipment. For a while they also produced tents, rucksacks, and technical clothing. In 1986 Wild Country acquired Clog, a Welsh climbing equipment manufacturer; the Clog brand is now used to market some of Wild Country's cheaper ranges of equipment. The company also distributes various other international climbing brands in the UK.

External links

* [http://www.wildcountry.co.uk Wild Country website]

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