Well believe it or not but Mountain Equipment is turning 50 years old! We feel incredibly blessed to have made it this far as we know it doesn't happen in the retail world everyday. Obviously there's been a lot of people who have helped us along the way. We started life as a humble outdoor shop in Crows Nest on Sydney's North Shore. The range back then was even a little broader than what we focus on now and included canoes to telemark skiing. There was still a strong focus on rock climbing and mountaineering from the outset with the original "climber man" logo since the launch, but to be honest the range of climbing gear available in the late 60's wasn't too exhaustive. Carabiners, pitons, slings and rope pretty much sums it up.
Since then there has been a couple of extra Mountain Equipments pop up throughout the years however the two modest stores we have today have been a staple for a little while now.
Now if you haven't heard through social media just yet we are throwing a party! On the 30th of August from around 6pm at the city store (491 Kent Street) we are saying a big THANKS to everyone associated with Mountain Equipment over the years. Our incredible customers, the local climbing and hiking clubs, the industry and brand representatives, past staff, local climbing gyms, influential local climbers and the list goes on. We are truely grateful to be here after all these years and plan on being here for another 50 more!
On the night there's going to be heaps of amazing lucky door prizes drawn throughout the night, some killer deals on La Sportiva, Wild Country, Lowe Alpine, Outdoor Research and much more as well as some nibbles, beer, wine and cupcakes! We'd love to invite anyone to come and party with us.
See you there!