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Mont-Bell Grindelwald Store

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In December 2005, Mont-Bell opened their first European store at the foot of the Eiger, Grindelwald, where the heart of Mont-Bell is originated.
It was in the high mountains that Mont-Bell was born - on the North Face of the Eiger. Isamu Tatsuno, the founder of Mont-Bell, was 21 years old when he and his partner tackled the Eiger in 1969. The clothing and gear available then was very limited; cumbersome and ill suited to the harsh mountain conditions. The arduous effort of the climb made them damp beneath their layers, while the melt-water soaked them from the outside...

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This experience gave Tatsuno the idea for Mont-Bell, a company that would strive to create clothing and equipment that is light, yet provides comfort in all conditions. Founded and based in Osaka Japan, Mont-Bell has been manufacturing high quality clothing and equipment since 1975, while growing into a company that operates over 60 retail stores within Japan and one in the United States.

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Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Mont-Bell chose Grindelwald, the foot of the Eiger, to open their first European store. Located at the right middle of the town, Mont-Bell Grindelwald serves a full line-up of Mont-Bell's latest products, emphasizing ultra-light clothing and equipment. The store also exhibits the equipment Tatsuno used at his ascent of the Eiger in 1969.
Please visit the Grindelwald store where you can view the full history of Mont-Bell: the origin, development, and latest technology.

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Tatsuno's Equipment from 1969
The panel exhibits Tatsuno's equipment used in 1969 at his ascent on the Eiger. Next to his equipment is the door from the original Mittellegi Hutte on the Eiger East Ridge, which was built in 1924 with full support from Yuko Maki, a Japanese mountaineer who made the first successful ascent of the Eiger via the east ridge, the Mittellegigrat.

Mont-Bell Club

Join the Mont-Bell (Suisse) Membership Club! As a Mont-Bell (Suisse) Club Member, you will be entitled to accumulate points with your every purchase at Mont-Bell stores. These points will then be redeemable as product discounts applicable to future purchases. You, as a Mont-Bell (Suisse) Club Member, will also be able to receive a numerous privileged services offered by Mont-Bell's partners such as Mont-Bell Friend Shops. For further information, please contact Mont-Bell (Suisse) Grindelwald Store.

Friend Shop

All Mont-Bell (Suisse) Club Members are, with the presentation of his or her Mont-Bell Club Card, entitled to privileged services offered by Mont-Bell Friend Shops. For further information, please contact Mont-Bell (Suisse) Grindelwald Store.

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Address

Dorfstrasse 107, 3818 Grindelwald Switzerland

Tel

+41-(0)33-853-21-21

Fax

+41-(0)33-853-21-00

Hours

[weekdays, Saturdays]
8:30-12:30, 14:00-18:30

[Sundays, national holidays]
9:30-12:30, 14:00-18:30

[mid-June - late August]
8:30-21:30

Closed

Closed 3days in mid-April

Parking

CHF1.50 per 30min. (public parking space)

Access

Two-minute walk from the station