The Wilderness Shop stocks a range of vertical access, industrial safety and rescue equipment. We keep stock on hand at all times from reputable brands such as Petzl, Sterling Rope, DMM, Fixe and more. We have a customer carpark at the rear of the store, which makes it convenient to drop in when you need something for a job; whether that be a steel carabiner, industrial pulley, industrial rated safety harness or helmet, static and dynamic rope by the metre, industrial ascenders or descenders, to name just a portion of our range.
OUR INDUSTRIAL BRANDS
DMM has been making fine quality hardware since 1981. It’s taken over 30 years of continuous hard work, combined with heavy investment in manufacturing and design resources for DMM to achieve its position as a world leader in the design and production of height safety equipment. The learning process has been a long roller-coaster ride in an ever-changing market. That, and continuous technological development has meant that DMM has never been able to rest on its laurels. With history comes pride and experience. DMM makes some of the best equipment in the world, yet DMM also strives to improve and innovate. From DMM’s humble beginnings in the foothills of Snowdonia, DMM now has a production facility of over 25,000sqm that contains state-of-the-art machinery, ranging from hot-forging to the latest CNC Technology. DMM's design facility uses cutting edge 3D-modelling software as a platform, which interfaces perfectly with DMM's 3D prototyping facility. Every safety-critical operation is carried out in the DMM factory. This gives you the confidence in purchasing a product that has followed a strict quality-control procedure, from the initial design and development stage, through to final production and delivery. DMM’s philosophy is that of continuous improvement and to invest in employees, customers and suppliers to ensure that DMM provides well designed products and services of the highest quality and value for money. DMM believes that in doing this, DMM will continue to develop further as world leaders in the manufacture of quality fall protection equipment.
Sterling Rope is the leading manufacturer of life safety rope, cord and hardware. Made in the USA, Sterling has worked very hard to develop the best product for use in climbing, rope rescue, arbor, guiding, industrial safety, work access and OEM markets. Sterling strives to be the front runner in innovation within the field and work closely with companies, both large and small, to develop superior products for their needs. Product development is the core of Sterling Rope’s business, their R&D, engineering and quality control are scrutinized at every juncture to make sure we comply with standards throughout the world, including NFPA, ISO and EN. Sterling Rope are also one of the few companies that still believe in personally hand-checking our product before it is bagged and shipped. Each rope, no matter the diameter or length, runs through the hands of a real person to ensure that it meets the high standards of Sterling Rope.
Fixe hardware was established in 1992 to deliver anchoring products designed specifically for rock climbing and industrial use. Fixe products are manufactured in Spain using certified materials and passing the CE / UIAA certification process for quality and safety. Fixe product designs is based on the needs of the indoor and outdoor climbing community, construction and industrial markets, rigging and rope access professionals. Fixe’s goal is to produce the highest quality rated and certified products available to support and serve our customers.
Petzl has been manufacturing professional equipment to meet the stringent requirements of workplace safety regulations. Petzl is a known and trusted brand in the vertical access, industrial safety and rescue operations. Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. In 1943, Chevalier designed and tested the first nylon rope to replace caving ladders. This technology provided the foundation for nearly all vertical safety methods to come. Chevalier’s innovation led to the first 1,000 meter cave descent when Petzl explored the Gouffre Berger in France in 1950. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.