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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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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California in 1991, and over the past 20-plus years his corner office has become filled with an eclectic collection of historical documents, photos, awards, trivia and miscellany....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]
Here at Black Diamond, the inspiration to innovate is driven from within. When we're not at the office, our dedicated crew of employees is out cranking at the crags, putting in miles on the trails and questing around the mountains in search of untracked descents. In this ongoing series of posts on the Journal, we'll be highlighting some of our... [READ MORE]
Black Diamond employee Randy Hankins began climbing in 1970—just before the dawn of clean climbing—and has been working here at BD since 1994. Below is the second in the From The Vault series of Journal posts that Randy has developed about various articles, photos, anecdotes and gear from the BD archives. This From The Vault post is about... [READ MORE]
From first ascents on massive alpine walls to the podium of the Freeskiing World Tour to the world's hardest onsights, Black Diamond athletes are no strangers to the spotlight. But oftentimes a newsworthy accomplishment, whether it be in the alpine, at a ski resort or at the sport crag, is only half the story behind our world-class team of... [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]