Established in Chamonix 150 years ago, the Simond factory produces more than 200 tons of dynamic climbing ropes each year with a carbon cost equivalent to a single person flying around the earth almost six hundred times!
In an effort to reduce their footprint, the company has launched an operation to collect old climbing ropes, which will then be recycled and the plastic used within industry.
Recycling and Upcycling
Other options for the old ropes are upcycling into belts, in partnership with Redeem Equipment, located in nearby Passy.
They are collecting all brands, not just Simond, which will then be recycled into plastic parts for industry.
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Money for old rope
Any profits from the exercise will be donated to the French Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing Rock climber endowment fund (FFME), which maintains climbing cliffs and walls.