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History of Gear Series: Mountain Safety Research (MSR)

Chase Anderson


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MSR founder, Larry Penberthy, valued product testing to ensure safety.

Bruce Johnson shares the history of Mountain Safety Research (MSR) and founder, Larry Penberthy as a part of the History of Gear Series. Penberthy, a scientist and engineer, brought rigorous testing practices to the climbing industry and developed multiple innovations in design and process that would ensure safer equipment.

Watch the whole conversation on YouTube or listen on the Highlander Podcast.