In the innovation history area of the site you will find resources which help you better understand the long term evolution of knowledge and skills behind the development of outdoor gear over time.

We include a Timeline which tracks key innovations in the outdoor industry and mountain sports within a wider historical context.When you need to check out who invented what, when and how, this is the key reference point.

We also look at innovation history through the experience of mountaineers and explorers, many of whom innovated primarily to meet their own sporting or exploration needs, making them lead user innovators.