Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

News - update on all things Alpkit

Figfour wins Innovation for Extremes Award

By Kenny Stocker | 07, May, 2009

Figfour won the prestigious Innovation for Extremes Award in 2009 presented by Graham Thompson.

We first met Pete last summer. Curiously we were never actually interviewing him for a job, but his Fig-4 axes impressed us so much we thought we would offer him one. Despite some confusion over his origin he has integrated himself seamlessly into our small team.. although he still hasn’t introduced us to his coffee guy. It is great to see Pete get the recognition he deserves by winning the Innov_ex award and we look forward to seeing many more of his designs in the Alpkit range.

Innovation for Extremes Award Winner 2009

Figfour won the prestigious Innovation for Extremes Award in 2009. This award encourages future innovators in the outdoor trade and judging panel member Graham Thompson of Trail magazine commented:

"Without out doubt this is one of the most important innovations in outdoor equipment for many years. I expect every climbing wall in the country to have them available for hire alongside rock boots, harness and helmets in the future."

Read more on the Innov_ex website or check out the press release from the Outdoors Industry Association.

  • Google+

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

General News

Anna Wells - Ice Climbing World Cup
UIAA 2015 Lead competition circuit
Careful Torque for Ramon
Ramon climbs Careful Torque M11
Figfour update
Figfour stock update.
Drytool Style final round report
Figfour sponsors DTS series.
DTS drytooling series Round 1
Lates results from round 1.
2010 Rohan Readers Choice Outdoor Innovations 50/50 Top 10
Award for innovative design.

More from News

Elsewhere on Alpkit

Sport to Drytool
mixing up the climbing
Red Bull White Cliffs
Red Bull chalk climbing comp on the Isle of Wight
Exams are over
More climbing after exams
Steel Koan M13+
Summing up the last few ascents in Canada
World Cup 2015 part 2
more rounds of the 2015 ice climbing world cup
Scottish Winter and a bit of tooling!
taking time off from competitions
World Cup 2015 part 1
ice climbing competitions 2015
Competition season (so far!!)
Drytooling competition season

More from Deeds

Modifying Figfour Handles
Customise your Figfours with Sugru.
Figfour drytool handle design
In developing Figfour we tested a wide variety of grip types.
A short history of Figfour development 2004 - 2010
A history of innovation.
Figfour design notes
Innovative design.

More from Develop

Figfour inspiration
Get in to dry tooling.
The Figfour DryIce dry tooling sessions
Figfour on DryIce tour.
Indoor drytooling
Train indoors for drytooling

More from Spotlight

Be the first to hear about our newest products and promotions

Join AlpCol's Espresso newsletter for that hit of Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Greatness


By adding your email you consent to our terms and conditions