The first alpine-style ascent of Mount Hunter's
Southeast Spur was the formative experience in
Peter Metcalf's life, and integral to the foundation
of Black Diamond.
Location: Mount Hunter, Alaska
Photo: Peter Metcalf Collection

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FORGED ON MT HUNTER

THE ORIGINS OF BLACK DIAMOND

At 16, Peter Metcalf knew that climbing would be his life. And at 24, he and two others tested their limits on the first alpine-style ascent of Mt. Hunter's Southeast Spur, a climb that forged him and Black Diamond into what they are today: dedicated to the community of climbers for whom climbing is more than a sport; it's a life.



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Each year since 1929, the American Alpine Journal has documented hundreds of significant climbs and attempts around the world. Along the way, they've uncovered many unclimbed peaks and walls—the dreams of future generations. In this special AAJ feature, we present more than twenty enticing objectives, from Wyoming to wildest Asia.



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