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Black Diamond is not like most companies—and that’s why we work here. We live and work in the mountains, allowing us to ski before work and climb after. We spend our workdays designing and building the world’s best climbing, skiing and mountain gear. Plus, we can bring our dogs to the office. How sweet is all that? Drill into the stories below to see what drives our process, keeps us stoked and makes Black Diamond more than just a place to work.

TEMPO. Movement in Mountains
TEMPO. Movement in Mountains
BD Athlete Kyle Richardson finds the beat while moving in mountains.
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Dawn Patrol
Dawn Patrol
It’s time to rise.
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BD Ambassador Chris Schulte: Gritstone
BD Ambassador Chris Schulte: Gritstone
BD Ambassador Chris Schulte explores the famed gritstone of England.
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Joe Grant: This is Thailand
Joe Grant: This is Thailand
In this beautiful film and story, BD Athlete Joe Grant shares what he experienced during his travels in Thailand with the burgeoning local trail running community.
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Nalle Hukkataival—Tuzgle, Argentina
Nalle Hukkataival—Tuzgle, Argentina
BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival explores the plethora of untapped boulders in Tuzgle, Argentina.
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Q&A: BD Athlete Kyle Richardson Sets the Tempo and New FKT of Longs Peak
Q&A: BD Athlete Kyle Richardson Sets the Tempo and New FKT of Longs Peak
Kyle Richardson chats about setting the new Longs Peak FKT, the importance of going hard, and the ability to find rhythm in everything you do.
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The Artist
The Artist
Boone Speed, for many of us, is a living legend. This is the story of climbing’s consummate artist.
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BD Ambassador Luka Krajnc Establishes New Alpine Route in Patagonia
BD Ambassador Luka Krajnc Establishes New Alpine Route in Patagonia
The Slovenian badasses Luka Krajnc and Luka Lindič recently climbed the steepest alpine wall of their lives. This is their story.
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BD Athlete Carlo Traversi: Dreamtime (V15)
BD Athlete Carlo Traversi: Dreamtime (V15)
Carlo Traversi had dreamed of climbing this iconic boulder for 8 years. There was only one way to find out how it would feel …
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The Balkan Dream with Seb Bouin
The Balkan Dream with Seb Bouin
In this video, BD Athlete Seb Bouin takes a trip to Albania to bolt, climb, and try Adam Ondra’s 9b king line, The Dream.
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If This Gear Could Talk: The Cams and Hand-Sewn Slings of Paul Piana
If This Gear Could Talk: The Cams and Hand-Sewn Slings of Paul Piana
In this story, we dig into the memories of Paul’s historic gear, and then test his homemade slings after roughly 40 years of catching falls.
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BD Employee Brent Barghahn Attempts Ring That Bell (5.13R) in Bells Canyon
BD Employee Brent Barghahn Attempts Ring That Bell (5.13R) in Bells Canyon
BD Employee Brent Barghahn explores an unrepeated Wasatch testpiece in Bells Canyon.
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BD Athlete Allison Vest Sends The Terminator (V13)
BD Athlete Allison Vest Sends The Terminator (V13)
On August 31, Allison Vest became the first Canadian woman to climb V13 with her repeat of Squamish’s classic testpiece, The Terminator.
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#bdemployees: Remco Graas exploring new old routes at home
#bdemployees: Remco Graas exploring new old routes at home
On his list a Classic at the Grossglockner north face – the Mayerlrampe. Read about his trip and climb in the up to 70° steep mixed wall.
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Black Lives Matter. BD Stands in Solidarity.
Black Lives Matter. BD Stands in Solidarity.
We are listening. We are learning. We are working toward change.
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Hazel Findlay in South Korea
Hazel Findlay in South Korea
BD Athletes Hazel Findlay and Colette McInerney explore Black Diamond’s Korean roots, and experience the now thriving climbing culture that has become part of our global heritage.
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Q&A: From Quarantine to Crushing—Babsi Zangerl Sends Her Hardest Sport Routes Post Lockdown
Q&A: From Quarantine to Crushing—Babsi Zangerl Sends Her Hardest Sport Routes Post Lockdown
With fresh motivation and a renewed appreciation for climbing, BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl came out of quarantine to send some of the hardest routes in Austria.
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We'll See You Out There
We'll See You Out There
A message from Black Diamond to the community we love—May 2020
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What It Takes to Climb V15—BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann Shares Her Experience
What It Takes to Climb V15—BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann Shares Her Experience
For BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann, climbing a V15 boulder required three keys to success. This is her story.
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Exploring the “Freeride Mecca” of Engelberg, Switzerland, with BD Mountain Guide Remo Baltermia
Exploring the “Freeride Mecca” of Engelberg, Switzerland, with BD Mountain Guide Remo Baltermia
Follow along on an adventurous tour through the mountains of Engelberg in this ski film.
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2020: The #21 Camalot C4
2020: The #21 Camalot C4
“I wanted to find a way to make chimneys and wide cracks a little more mellow,” says BD Athlete Alex Honnold. “Luckily I knew just the folks to talk to.”
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#BDEmployees: Design Engineer Brent Barghahn and Ambassador Nik Berry On Establishing “The American Way” (VI 5.13a) in Kyrgyzstan
#BDEmployees: Design Engineer Brent Barghahn and Ambassador Nik Berry On Establishing “The American Way” (VI 5.13a) in Kyrgyzstan
Last summer, BD Employee Brent Barghahn teamed up with an all-star crew for an adventurous first ascent on a remote wall in Kyrgyzstan. Check out these perspectives from Brent and BD Ambassador Nik Berry.
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Deep Days: BD Athlete Tobin Seagel in Japan
Deep Days: BD Athlete Tobin Seagel in Japan
Watch BD Athlete get pitted during a powder day in Japan
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Exclusive Interview: BD Athlete Parkin Costain—The King of Corbet’s Couloir
Exclusive Interview: BD Athlete Parkin Costain—The King of Corbet’s Couloir
The undisputed 2020 king of Corbet’s Couloir—BD Athlete Parkin Costain—talks about his mind-bending run that clinched the title.
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The BD Beta with Esther Smith: Episode 8—The Ultimate Foam Rolling Sequence for Ski-Day Recovery
The BD Beta with Esther Smith: Episode 8—The Ultimate Foam Rolling Sequence for Ski-Day Recovery
Watch BD Athlete Mary McIntyre and DPT Esther Smith demonstrate a highly effective sequence of foam rolling for recovery after big ski days.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 7 — Gym Exercises to Improve Ski Touring Mechanics
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 7 — Gym Exercises to Improve Ski Touring Mechanics
Get the beta to stay healthy after big ski tours in the mountains from DPT Esther Smith and BD Athlete Mary McIntyre.
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Exclusive Interview: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Free the Nose (VI 5.14a)
Exclusive Interview: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Free the Nose (VI 5.14a)
Check out this candid Q&A with Babsi and Jacopo as they describe their recent ascent of the world’s most famous climb.
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Jackson Marvell: Gimme Back My Bullets
Jackson Marvell: Gimme Back My Bullets
Watch BD Ambassador Jackson Marvell get rowdy in the mountains as he climbs some of the boldest ice and mixed routes in Utah.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 6 — Skinning Mechanics
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 6 — Skinning Mechanics
DPT Esther Smith and BD Athlete Mary McIntyre discuss the mechanics to efficient skinning while skiing and splitboarding in the backcountry.
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The Ski Train—Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego Explore the Backcountry of Vatnahalsen, Norway
The Ski Train—Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego Explore the Backcountry of Vatnahalsen, Norway
Watch as BD Athletes Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego discover how an electric train in Norway is the key to unlimited backcountry ski terrain.
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BD Ambassador Chris Schulte Putting Up FA’s In Font
BD Ambassador Chris Schulte Putting Up FA’s In Font
From the well-traveled classics to brand new first ascents, watch BD Ambassador Chris Schulte take a tour through the mecca of all bouldering areas.
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Concepción with Hazel Findlay
Concepción with Hazel Findlay
Watch BD Athlete Hazel Findlay battle with the immaculate 230 - foot splitter, Concepción (5.13).
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 5—Loving the Downhill with Balance and Proprioception
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 5—Loving the Downhill with Balance and Proprioception
BD Athlete Joe Grant and DPT Esther Smith share a series of ankle mobility exercises that enhance communication from terrain to brain.
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BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 2 Lily’s Eye
BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 2 Lily’s Eye
The adventure continues with BD Athlete Seb Bouin and his mom as Seb climbs Lily’s Eye—their new 8c+ (5.14c) creation in Turkey.
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BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 1 Lily’s Eye
BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 1 Lily’s Eye
When BD Athlete Seb Bouin goes on an epic climbing trip to Turkey he takes his ... mom? Well, as they say, like mother, like son. They both crush.
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