Wild Country is one of the most successful companies in the production of quality, unique and innovative climbing equipment. The founders of Wild Country, mountaineers Mark Vallance from England and Ray Jardine from the USA, invented the "Friend" clamp in 1977, which became the most famous climbing gadget of all time. Today, Wild Country is proud to produce some of the safest and most radical products in the sport of climbing. Located in the heart of the Peak District - the climbing paradise of the UK, Wild Country has been equipping climbers with high-quality climbing hardware, harnesses, clothing and climbing gear for more than 30 years. The ethos at Wild Country has always been to use the experience of active athletes and consequently to produce products that meet the highest quality standards and are relevant to today's climbing community.