Mammut is a Swiss brand specializing in mountaineering. Their mission is to manufacture ropes, clothing, shoes and various equipment adapted for the mountain. It all started in 1862, when Kaspar Tanner started his artisanal rope factory. One thing leading to another, a brand was born. The small family-owned and artisanal business fell into the category of the large enterprise. To date, Mammut has subsidiaries in Germany, Norway, USA, Japan, and a worldwide distribution network.