BD Crash Pads, Episode 1: Conrad Anker's Gear Room
Here at Black Diamond, our athletes' all-consuming drive to spend as much time in the mountains, at the crags and on the trails as possible tends to make for some interesting living situations. Modded-out cargo vans, backwoods shacks, parents' basements and musty expedition tents—the idiosyncratic places they reside when they're not doing what they do are a defining testament to the Black Diamond team's passion for climbing and skiing. Whether it's just a place to store gear, a comfy base to rest up for the next adventure or a traveling home on wheels, this ongoing series will give you an inside look at the places BD climbers and skiers call home.
In Episode 1, we made a visit to Montana during the Bozeman Ice Festival to take a peek inside Black Diamond athlete Conrad Anker's basement gear room/shrine/museum.