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MSR began in the spring of 1969 as the Mountain Safety Research newsletter written by founder Larry Penberthy, an engineer, inventor, and mountaineer. While independently testing safety gear for The Mountaineers nonprofit, Penberthy found that some climbing equipment failed at lower loads than their advertised specs.

Penberthy began independently evaluating climbing equipment and innovating ways to make it safer and easier to use, publishing his findings in his Mountain Safety Research newsletter and using the proceeds to support his fieldwork.

Soon after the company began designing and building its own climbing equipment, and in 1969 introduced MSR’s first-generation Snow Fluke anchors, a pair of Edmont cold-weather gloves, an Auto Belay Device that added shock absorption into a belay system, an ice screw that could hold 3,000 pounds, and a 10.5-millimeter double-braid climbing rope.

Today, MSR offers shelters, stoves and cookware, snow tools, water treatment, snowshoes and poles. It is owned by Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, and PackTowl outdoor brands.

Contact

Mountain Safety Research
Cascade Designs Inc.
4000 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
USA

phone: (206) 505-9500
toll-free: (800) 531-9531
fax: (206) 682-4184

website: msrgear.com
email: consumer@cascadedesigns.com

blog: The Summit Register

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MSR Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Congratulations, Zalman, Our MSR Winter Gear Winner
Congratulations to Zalman from Portland, Ore., winner of an MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit, WindBurner Duo stove, and Operator snow shovel, thanks to MSR ($450 value). Read more
January 1, 2019

Final Days: Review Your Gear Today to Win $450 MSR Prize
On Monday, December 31, we're giving one Trailspace reviewer an MSR WindBurner Duo stove, Evo Snowshoe Kit, and Operator snow shovel. Write a review of your outdoor gear today and this $450 prize could be all yours. Read more
December 26, 2018

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WhisperLite Universal Liquid Fuel Stove / Canister Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
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Hubba Hubba NX 2P Three-Season Tent
$450
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Titan Kettle Kettle
$60
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Guardian Purifier Water Purifier
$350
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Elixir 3 Three-Season Tent
$300
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Evo Recreational Snowshoe
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (43)
DragonFly Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$140
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Dromedary Bags Hydration Reservoir
$40 - $49
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Groundhog Tent Stakes Stake
$3 - $24
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XGK-EX Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$160
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SuperFly Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$75
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Reactor Stove System Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$220 - $259
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Quick 2 Pot Set Pot/Pan
$100
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Carbon Reflex 2 Three-Season Tent
$350 - $549
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MugMate Coffee/Tea Filter Coffee Press/Filter
$17
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Elixir 2 Three-Season Tent
$250
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DromLite Bags Hydration Reservoir
$27 - $113
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Folding Spoon Utensil
$4
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PanHandler Pot Lifter Kitchen Accessory
$10
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Hubba NX Solo Three-Season Tent
$380
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PocketRocket 2 Mini Stove Kit Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$80
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WindBurner Duo Stove System Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$180
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Titan Cup Cup/Mug
$40
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PocketRocket 2 Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$45
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Twin Sisters Tarp/Shelter
$300
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Snow Fluke Snow Anchor
$40 - $49
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Remote 2 Four-Season Tent
$700
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Lightning Trail Hiking Snowshoe
$200 - $219
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Alpine 2 Pot Set Pot/Pan
$49
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Snow Picket Snow Anchor
$40
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Papa Hubba NX 4P Three-Season Tent
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Alpine Fry Pan Pot/Pan
$35
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WhisperLite Liquid Fuel Stove
$90
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WhisperLite International Liquid Fuel Stove / Multi-Fuel Stove
$100
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Lightning Ascent Backcountry Snowshoe
$300 - $319
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WindBurner Personal Stove System Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$150
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Evo Ascent Hiking Snowshoe
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Alpine StowAway Pots Pot/Pan
$16 - $24
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WindPro II Compressed Fuel Canister Stove
$100
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Revo Ascent Hiking Snowshoe
$260
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Alpine Classic Cookset Pot/Pan
$50
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Ultralight Cord Guy Line
$20
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Hook Tent Stakes Stake
$2 - $10
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Alpine Utensils Spatula Utensil
$6
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Mini Groundhog Stake Stake
$2 - $19
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Alpine Kitchen Knife Utensil
$10
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Habitude 6P Three-Season Tent
$600
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Cyclone Tent Stakes Stake
$25
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WindBurner Coffee Press Kit Coffee Press/Filter
$20 - $24
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Trail Lite Duo Cook Set Pot/Pan
$70
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