About Us

Who we are
Karst Sports is a merchandiser of caving, rescue, climbing and other outdoor equipment.

Karst Sports has been in this business since 1993 and has been selling by way of the Internet since early 1994.  Our roots go much deeper though in that the parent company, Management Systems and Consultants Inc.,  was started in 1976.  For 4 decades the company has been owned by the same family with three different generations being involved over the years.

At Karst Sports, our goal is to provide our customers with the best in product service at a competitive price.

What is Karst and why the name?

Karst landscapes are formed by the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum, which creates a unique terrain that includes features like underground drainage systems, sinkholes, and caves. The term "karst" originated in the Kras region of Slovenia, which has a well-known karst landscape and many caves. The term is now used to describe similar landscapes all over the world, and it is often associated with the study and exploration of caves, caving, speleology, and other underground activities.

Karst Sports is a company that specializes in providing gear and equipment for outdoor activities that take place in karst landscapes. Their name, "Karst Sports," is a reference to the unique terrain and features of karst landscapes, such as underground drainage systems, sinkholes, and caves. They offer gear and equipment for a wide range of activities, such as caving, climbing, mountain biking, paddling, and wilderness rescue, making them a one-stop-shop for anyone exploring and enjoying the unique and beautiful karst landscape.

Our Location
We are located in Fairmont, WV. If you are in the northern West Virginia area please stop in and see us at our warehouse. Our warehouse and offices are open Monday through Friday 8am to 5pm.

Our address is 35 Rodeo Drive - Fairmont, WV 26554.


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