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Black Diamond Equipment CEO and Founder Peter Metcalf testifies before House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.
Our founder and CEO, Peter Metcalf, has been out fighting the good fight recently, both in Washington D.C. before the House Committee on Natural Resources and in an essay for Rock & Ice magazine. He recently sent out an email to everyone here at BD about these recent efforts and what it means to him. Below is that email, as well as some links to his Rock & Ice essay and a copy of his testimony. To watch the entire webcast of the hearing (Metcalf's testimony starts at 02:07:10), click here .
From: Peter Metcalf Subject: Making A Difference & Walking The Walk Date: March 9, 2011 5:26:22 AM MST
Dear Black Diamond Employees: Two of Black Diamond’s founding constructs that we have attempted to live by in our...
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Fontainebleau, Easter 2013. Forget about searching for Easter eggs in the Fontainebleau forest: the Black Diamond team, Black Diamond athletes and numerous boulderers came together over the four days of the Easter holiday to rid the boulder areas of rubbish and to raise people's awareness about adopting a respectful attitude toward nature and... [READ MORE]
We take a large amount of pride in our history of outspoken advocacy for conservation and access causes (locally, regionally and globally), as well as in our efforts to support conservation, education and recreation groups that are on the front-lines of protecting and preserving the wild lands we love and depend on, and this ongoing series will... [READ MORE]
Last summer, Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra made a highly productive trip to Hanshelleren, a massive granite cave outside the small town of Flatanger, Norway. Adam not only made short work of the cave's established hard routes (including onsighting two routes graded 5.14c/8c+), he made the first ascent of Thor's Hammer (5.15a/9a+) and... [READ MORE]
Bold, authentic and inspirational images have been a cornerstone of Black Diamond culture since day one. The pictures that fill our catalogs, website, ads and posters aren't just a portal for visual storytelling, they are the essence of what Black Diamond is all about. In this ongoing series, we'll take a look at some of Black Diamond's most... [READ MORE]
VIDEO: HIgh Contrast, a short film by BD athlete Cedar Wright featuring fellow BD athlete Alex Honnold
Last spring, Black Diamond athletes Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright headed down to the massive granite walls of Cochamó, Chile, a place known to many as the "Yosemite of South America." From that trip, Cedar created the short film below, entitled Hgh Contrast , which combines gorgeous shots of Cochamó's walls and surroundings with some... [READ MORE]