I’m Andreas Trunz – founder of AUFTRIIB. Passionate mountaineer,
climber and skier.
AUFTRIIB is the result of my personal passion.
I initially designed CRAMPOW for my own purposes.
Driven by feedback from Sam Anthamatten, Jérémie Heitz , Cody Townsend, Nikolai Schirmer and many others, I decided to share with the community.
Every aspect of AUFTRIIB is based on free time, my private initiative & financing and the help of family and friends.
are a grown-up freeskier
love and respect the mountain
earn your turn, hike your line – naturally
often stranded in some gully
taking 1 step forward, 2 steps back
wishing we had paws to give us more uplift
The CRAMPOW idea was born.
” Take a light plate and add the front teeth of crampons – it’s not rocket science… “
didn’t make their development an easy task…
the total weight per pair should not exceed that of
the system should be easy to mount and stay solid on the boot
it must cope with serious impact forces when used in
the plates should pack easily on or in a normal backpack
AND the product must be somewhat affordable (even if invaluable…)
Execution is key
Key for AUFTRIIB was and is CEM – our manufacturer.
Cem Koeylueer could be consulting F1 racing stables or commercialize his incredible expertise in any industry where lightweight design counts.
His supporting AUFTRIIB with engineering and manufacturing of the composite parts is therefore one big GIFT.
We belong to the Swiss Alpstein mountains.
This range around the Säntis has shaped our skills and preferences.
Bootpacking hidden lines and trying to ski them is how we recharge our batteries. But when snow meets steep terrain, power supply can become an issue.
At some point we always ended up wallowing and wishing for crampons that offered more uplift.
Uplift was obviously our need,
but compromising the safety
of crampons would not be
Isn’t there a better way?
Raw materials, supply chain, life cycles – there must be alternatives.
We try to set positive examples in these areas:
1. Source from the nearest possible suppliers
2. Care about the origin (raw materials)
3. Think ahead (disposal, recycling)
Get in touch
questions? input? ideas?