In the meantime, 160 years have passed from the founding date in June 1863 to the present day. In the early days, Schachenmayer & Cie manufactured only strands and cords. Today, EDELRID is a global manufacturer of climbing ropes, mountaineering and work safety equipment. For 160 years the company experienced continuous ups and downs - at one moment the development of the kernmantle rope caused a revolution in mountaineering, only a few years later almost the entire production was destroyed in a major fire. In the 1970s, the seat climbing harness developed by EDELRID paved new paths in the climbing world, only a few years later a second fire ravaged the company building. Thus, disasters and successes alternated and contributed their part to the fact that EDELRID has become the company you know today.
To celebrate our anniversary, we set out to find more detailed information about the beginnings of EDELRID. We have compiled our discoveries from archives, interviews with contemporary witnesses and research beyond the country's borders for you.