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Black Diamond Experience

Willkommen bei Black Diamond Experience, einer organischen Präsentation von inspirierenden Geschichten, Fotos und Videos von unseren Athleten, Mitarbeitern und Partnern. Black Diamond Experience ist eine Plattform, auf der wir unterschiedlichste Abenteuer aus den Bereichen Klettern, Skifahren und Bergsteigen rund um den Globus vorstellen. Außerdem findet ihr hier Event-News, Informationen zu unserer Advocacy-Arbeit sowie Produkt- und Technologie-Highlights – kurzum all die Themen, die uns begeistern. Lasst euch inspirieren!

Check out the Alpinism 2014 Digital Catalog
Set among granite towers and wild weather of Argentine Patagonia, the Alpinism 2014 Digital Catalog is here. Featuring a hand-selected kit of Black Diamond gear built for technical alpine climbing, the catalog follows three climbers’ first journey to the Chaltén massif, where they prepare and wait for the elusive weather window.
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The 10th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous—Good Times For All
Black Diamond athletes joined hundreds of climbers in Red Rocks, Nevada to teach, learn, climb, party, take place in a live recording of The Enormocast and party some more.
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Daniel Jung sends La Rambla
After coming agonizingly close to sending La Rambla (9a+ / 5.15a) last year, Black Diamond Athlete Daniel Jung returns for another attempt.
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2014 Desert Towers Digital Catalog is now live
On remote towers and at classic crags, our process of making gear begins in the field. This catalog features the latest results of this continuous process: equipment and apparel made by users, and used by makers.
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2014 Rjukan Ice Festival, Norway
For three days in February, ice climbers from all over Norway gathered in Rjukan for the annual Ice Festival. Clinics, a speed comp, slide shows and long hours of partying made for a great event.
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Yosemite Climber Stewards repair Medlicott trail
In desperate need of some love, the trail to Medlicott Dome got a full rebuild thanks to over 200 hours of work put in by 26 volunteers from the Yosemite Climber Stewards, NPS Rangers, YOSAR and the Access Fund.
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Daniel Jung and Alex Raczyński in Frankenjura, Germany
Black Diamond athletes Daniel Jung and Alex Raczyński brought back a video from their annual pilgrimage to steep, powerful and desperately thin sport routes of Frankenjura, Germany.
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BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival goes big in Vegas
On a frigid trip to Red Rocks, outside Las Vegas, Nevada, Nalle Hukkataival put up new problems and repeated a long list of hard test-pieces including the second ascent of the highball Shining Path (V12).
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BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival sends Gioia, Varazze, Italy
Possibly the hardest boulder problem in the world, Gioia combines a long sequence of microscopic crimps with a heart-breaking finish. Drawn by the rumors, Nalle Hukkataival traveled to Varazze, Italy to try it.
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BD Athlete Chris Schulte bouldering in Indian Creek, UT
This winter, BD athlete Chris Schulte headed to the crack-climbing Mecca of Indian Creek, where instead of heading to the cliffs with a huge rack, he scoured the desert for aesthetic, unclimbed sandstone boulders.
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Fred Nicole Bouldering In Patagonia
Not all Patagonia trips involve 30-hour pushes and rime-ice summit mushrooms. Fred Nicole reports on the state of bouldering on the southern tip of South America.
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Dylan Freed skiing in Azerbaijan
Black Diamond athlete Dylan Freed took advantage of a break from his guiding duties to check out the skiing potential and local culture in the Caucasus Mountains of Azerbaijan.
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BD mourns the loss of alpinist Chad Kellogg
The Black Diamond family would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of alpine climber Chad Kellogg, who was killed by rockfall last Friday while rappelling Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Chad was a close friend and climbing partner to some of us here, and a huge inspiration to many others. He will be remembered not only for his prolific resume of alpine climbs and first ascents throughout the world, but for his truly genuine nature, infectious energy and unequivocal passion for exploring high places. Rest in peace, Chad.
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Angel Collinson skiing in Terrace, BC
In this video profile we get a glimpse into Angel's love of skiing, as well as some of the amazing ski terrain in Northwest BC.
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2014 Copp-Dash Inspire Award winners announced
Black Diamond, along with co-sponsors La Sportiva, Mountain Hardwear and Patagonia, is proud to announce the 2014 recipients of the Copp-Dash Inspire Award.
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BD athlete Will Cardamone and the Skiers Chalet
Will is spending his winter in one of Aspen's last ski bum strongholds, the Skiers Chalet.
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Leichtfried’s FA of Zweite Geige (WI7), Langental
Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner went to the Southern Alps where they found the ice to be in excellent shape. After some searching, they established a new line next to the stunning Zauberflöte.
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A Question of Risk: Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold kicks off our new series of interviews with the world’s top climbers and skiers as they address the inherent risk in the sports they love.
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Mason Earle sends Stingray
Black Diamond athlete Mason Earle chased warm temperatures to Joshua Tree where he quickly ticked the third free ascent of the classic test-piece finger crack Stingray (5.13+).
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Dodo Traverses Tatras Mountains in 72-Hour Push
Black Diamond athlete Dodo Kopolod traverses 72 km Tatras ridgeline and summits 130 peaks in a non-stop 72-hour solo effort.
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Mike Dobie new-routing in Li Ming, China
With over 160 new routes, Mike Dobie has been on the forefront of traditional climbing development in China. He opened Li Ming’s first routes in 2010 and continues to put up lines of all grades.
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SKIS: Use.Design.Engineer.Build.Repeat.
Follow a ski’s process from an idea in a designer’s head to hitting the snow for the first time.
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Patagonian Dispatch: The Power of Empanadas
Probars? Energy chews? Gels? Nah. In this dispatch from Patagonia, Black Diamond Content Editor Andy Anderson reports on the breakfast of champions for the austral summer climbing season. 
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Reflections on an Avalanche
Photographer Adam Clark looks back on the avalanche in Grizzly Gulch and the mistakes, mindsets and lessons learned from a slide that's shaping up as this year's early season wake-up call.
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BD Crash Pads, Episode 1: Conrad Anker's Gear Room
In Episode 1, we made a visit to Montana during the Bozeman Ice Festival to take a peek inside Black Diamond athlete Conrad Anker's basement gear room/shrine/museum.
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Barbara Zangerl completes the Alpine Trilogy
This summer, Babsi completed the Alpine Trilogy, a trio of truly badass multi-pitch 5.14 routes across the Alps, all established in 1994, and all known for big runouts and desperate climbing.
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Andrew McLean’s expedition to Alaska's Ruth Gorge
Black Diamond athletes Andrew McLean and Noah Howell, along with Mark Holbrook and photographer Garrett Grove, made a trip to Alaska's Ruth Gorge, an epicenter of alpine climbing in the Alaska Range.
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5 Things You Didn't Know: Hazel Findlay
In our ongoing series about the stories behind out athlete’s accomplishments we talked to one of the newest members of our global climbing team Hazel Findlay.
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BD athlete Kyle Dempster reports on new route on the south f
Black Diamond athletes Kyle Dempster and Hayden Kennedy ticked the unclimbed east face of K7 then went to the Choktoi Glacier and teamed up with Josh Wharton to climb the Ogre.
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Crash Pads, Ep 3: Tommy Caldwell
Tommy goes back to the basics and trains with garage woody and basement fingerboard sessions to build more strength for the Dawn Wall project.
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Thomas Gaisbacher skiing in British Columbia
Thomas Gaisbacher heads to the Skeena Mountains of northern British Columbia to ski untracked pow and epic pillow lines.
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Zoe Hart’s family climbing trip to Australia
Not wasting any time introducing their new son Mathias to the lifestyle of the dirtbag climber, Zoe and Max took a six-week family trip to Australia and Tasmania last winter to climb, surf and travel.
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QC LAB: Remounting previously drilled skis
Our QC Lab posts aim to answer some of climbing's most common gear-related questions. This month, KP and the crew tackle the issue of mounting a pair of skis that have been previously drilled.
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QC Lab: Worn Anchors
Over time cold shuts, leaver biners and chain links wear from countless lowers. Will these grooved-out anchors hold? Will the sharp edges trash your rope?
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Nik Berry’s 5.14 Big Wall on Wyoming's Mt. Hooker
This past summer, BD athletes Nik Berry and Mason Earle teamed up with wall ace Dave Allfrey for a trip deep into Wyoming's Wind River Range where they established a new 5.14 on Mt. Hooker.
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