AustriAlpin are based in the Stubai Valley in Austria, where there is a long tradition of metal processing – the first karabiners were forged here in the 1930’s. Formed in 1996, Austrialpin manufacture karbiners, buckles and pulley’s specifically for paragliding and hang gliding use. All their products are rigorously tested in-house prior to obtaining addtional testing from independant third party certified testing centres like the CEN (European Commitee for Standardisation) and the UIAA (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation).