First tubular carabiner.
First ascent of Annapurna, first 8000er to be climbed.
First ascent of Everest – 8848m (Hillary & Tensing).
First entirely metal ice axe – Metallic 720.
First ascent of W pillar of Makalu – 8470m.
First 100% asymmetric rigid crampon – Makalu.
First carabiner with monobloc gate – 3000.
First crampons with tool-free adjustment – Jorasses.
First ergonomically shaped Zicral carabiner – Cliff.
First sit harness with ventilated heat-molded back panel.
First grade 7 on ice ‘La Dame du Lac’ (Renaud).
First carabiner with dynamic locking (patented monobloc system) – Spider.
First curved and tapering Carving shaft – Anaconda cup.
First belay device with integrated system for giving slack when rope is under tension – Toucan.