Newsletter Archives

The MSR newsletter was written by our founder, Larry Penberthy. Each issue contains a healthy dose of his thoughts on climbing, life and the outdoors. These opinions belong to Larry and the time period when they were written. It is important to remember that Larry’s work on safety and access issues was not the norm at the time, and was often controversial. We’re proud of his work, but those opinions no longer reflect those of MSR and are shown here for historical perspective only. Enjoy the archives. MSR Newsletter November 1969– Contents: Ice Axe Testing Methods, Ice Axe Shaft Reinforcement, Ice Axe Shaft Replacement, MSR Snow Fluke, MSR Climbing Rope, MSR Auto-Belayer, Edmont Cold Weather Gloves, Building an Igloo…. MSR Newsletter May 1970 – Contents: Our new climbing tower, Belaying,…

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Have You Purchased an MSR Snow Shovel?

Do you have an MSR snow shovel? At MSR, though we rigorously test our designs, we’ve recently become aware of an out-of-spec production part that could cause issues with our snow shovels. We ask that you please follow the link provided to fully understand the issue. Find out more  

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