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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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Originally conceived in 2001 by HERA founder Sean Patrick, Climb4Life is a cornerstone event both for the HERA foundation and for Black Diamond. HERA Climb4Life, now in its 11th year here in Salt Lake City, has grown from a single event designed to raise awareness about ovarian cancer, to a nationwide series with hundreds of participants... [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]
Black Diamond, along with a coalition of over 80 snowsports and outdoor brands and local Utah businesses, today announced its formal, united opposition to the Utah SkiLink—a proposed gondola that would connect Canyons Resort in Park City with Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The proposed project would require the US Forest... [READ MORE]
Tucked away in the rolling, forested hills of the Ozark Mountains, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, near Jasper, Arkansas, is home to not only a fully operational dude ranch, but one of the biggest concentrations of sandstone sport climbing in the state. For one weekend each fall, HCR is fully invaded by climbers for the 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, a... [READ MORE]
EMPLOYEE FAVORITES: Chris El-Deiry, South Face of Petit Grepon (5.8), Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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]