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It's with much pride and stoke that we released today our Rock Climbing 2012 digital catalog . Loaded with stunning images, captivating videos, and narrated slideshows, Rock Climbing 2012 is all about travel—the places, the people, the culture, the transportation, the gear, the lifestyle, and, of course, the climbing. Get ready for a global roadtrip because Rock Climbing 2012 is going to carry you from Kyrgyzstan to Spain to Malta to Venezuela with a host of Black Diamond climbing athletes, including Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold, Nico Favresse, Sonnie Trotter, Barbara Zangerl, Nalle Hukkataival and Tommy Caldwell (to name but a few).
Like our Alpinism 2012 digital catalog, Rock Climbing 2012 is an online-only catalog, stacked with great stories, videos, photos, as well as a...
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In early December, BD employee Holly Merriman , along with several other BD employees, attended the 16 th annual Bozeman Ice Festival in Bozeman, Montana, a community celebration of ice climbing that has grown to draw climbers from all over the U.S. Below is Holly’s report from the event, as well as a collection of photos that capture the... [READ MORE]
In November, BD athlete Brittany Griffith , along with fellow BD team members Yuji Hirayama , Cedar Wright and Mike Dobie attended China’s first-ever trad climbing festival in Laojunshan National Park. Along with the quartet of BD athletes, a host of Black Diamond employees also attended, including CEO Peter Metcalf . The event was... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond Equipment’s founder and CEO, Peter Metcalf , has a corner office—the only proper corner office at BD. He moved into it when BD relocated from California in 1991, and over the past 20-plus years his corner office has become filled with an eclectic collection of historical documents, photos, awards, trivia and miscellany.... [READ MORE]
Innovation is what drives everything here at Black Diamond. If we're not making gear better, stronger, lighter, faster, more durable and easier to use, then we're not doing our job. In this ongoing series of monthly posts, we'll be giving you an inside look at some of our most innovative products through one-on-one interviews with our team of... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond was one of the sponsors of this year’s Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival, the iconic multi-day showcase of the outdoor world’s best films and books. BD employee TJ Kolanko attended the event and wrote up the following report on his flight home from Alberta. “Wow!” That’s the first thing I say to my co-worker,... [READ MORE]