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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!

The Making Of: The Black Diamond Whippet
Since the mid 1990’s the Whippet has been an iconic tool for ski mountaineers. In the first of this series, we explore the genesis of the Whippet and talk with Ambassador Andrew McLean, the man behind the enduring design.
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Get Up to Get Down: 6 Skinning Tips From Pros That Know
BD Athletes Tobin Seagel, Kim Havell and Jordan White share their hard-earned tips for skinning efficiently in the backcountry.
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Daniel Jung: Visiting Chulilla—Spain’s New Climbing Hotspot
BD Global Athlete Daniel Jung takes a trip to Chulilla, Spain, to sample what many people believe to be the best limestone in the world.
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Tobin Seagel: A Return to Climbing
BD Athlete and big mountain skier Tobin Seagel rekindles his love for climbing after a 10-year hiatus and realizes the two sports have something in common that he still loves.
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Hazel Findlay’s Mental Training Series: Part 2—Demystifying
BD Global Athlete Hazel Findlay talks to the flow guru in Part 2 of her Mental Training Series.
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Hang Right—Part 2: Elbow Pain in Climbers
In the second installment of their Hang Right series, Physical Therapists Esther Smith and Katey Blumenthal pinpoint the cause of nagging elbow pain in climbers and tell us what we can do about it.
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QC Lab: How Ice Screws Are Made
Check out this QC Lab with KP and the crew as they tour you through our factory floor and show you firsthand how we manufacture ice screws.
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Babsi Zangerl: Summertime Sends in the Alps
This past summer, Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl went on a sending spree in the Alps, polishing off testpieces in the Dolomites and the Rätikon.
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Tobin Seagel: Protect Our Winters
BD Athlete Tobin Seagel believes we can turn climate change around. Here’s how.
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Johnny Collinson: The Sickle
Johnny Collinson is a sucker for adventure. So when Sherpas Cinema pitched him the idea of skiing a gnarly, 2000-foot line in the Canadian Rockies, Collinson was all in.
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Jordan White: Skiing Alaska’s Thunder Mountain
Black Diamond Athlete Jordan White loves Alaska. It’s his chance to unplug and get away from work, ski lifts and a busy life. In Alaska, White’s only work is putting one foot in front of the other while his skins serve as the area’s ski lifts. This spring, he and a crew headed back to “the last frontier” with an eye on a prime line. And as usual, Alaska did not disappoint.
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Antte Lauhamaa: Discovering Norway’s Hidden Ski Paradise
Black Diamond Ambassador Antte Lauhamaa went hunting for powder on Norway’s rugged coastline. What he found is an island he thinks will be a Norway’s new premier ski destination.
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Copp-Dash Inspired: Whitney Clark’s Himalayan Exploration
Whitney Clark and Crystal Davis-Robbins won the Copp-Dash Inspire Award for their vision to explore 6,000-meter peaks of Kishtwar. This is their story.
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Tobin Seagel: Chasing Dreams in the Monashee Mountains
BD Ambassador Tobin Seagel recently spent four days in the BC backcountry with a crew he thought he had nothing in common with … until they all skied some “unifying” powder.
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Hazel Findlay’s Mental Training Series: Part 1—Let the Body
Black Diamond Global Athlete Hazel Findlay shares her mental training strategies in this part one of a three part series.
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Sending the World's Hardest Ice Climb
BD Ambassadors Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl take you on a wild ride to the top of the world’s first WI 12 ice climb.
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Pavel Blažek: Behind the Scenes on the Dawn Wall
Every rock star needs a sideman, and every great climber needs a solid belayer. Pavel Blažek, the man who held Adam Ondra’s ropes on the Dawn Wall, gives us an inside look at belaying on the world’s hardest big wall.
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Thomas Gaisbacher: Skiing and Guiding in the Wild Yukon
When Sherpas Cinema wants to film the raddest skiers and snowboarders ripping in the remote Yukon, they hire Black Diamond Ambassador Thomas Gaisbacher as their head guide. For three weeks in April, a crew of shredders pillaged powder under the watchful eye of Gaisbacher, who kept everyone out of harm's way … oh, and he also squeezed in a few epic runs too.
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Jordan White: Finding the First Turns of Winter
Black Diamond Ambassador Jordan White explains why the old phrase, “you don’t know ‘til you go,” is everything when it comes to early season ski touring.
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ROCK Project: Our Athletes are Committed and Here's Why
As this year’s ROCK Project tour comes to a successful close, our Athletes and Ambassadors explain why being involved in this movement is so important.
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Colette McInerney: Get Psyched on the Women's Climbing Festi
BD Ambassador Colette McInerney explains why you need to attend this year’s Women’s Climbing Festival.
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Jordan White: Skiing the 13ers of Colorado's Elk Mountains
Black Diamond Ambassador Jordan White has climbed and skied every 14er in Colorado. Now he’s set his sights on the rugged 13ers in the Elk Mountains.
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Adam Ondra: Dispatches from Yosemite
Tune in here for exclusive Yosemite updates from BD Ambassador Adam Ondra.
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Yosemite Facelift: The Camp 4 Scrub
This fall, Black Diamond athletes and employees joined a record-breaking 750 people to participate in the 13th annual Yosemite Facelift, where we rapped for trash and gave the Camp 4 boulders a well-deserved scrub.
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Adam Ondra: School is Out and the Dawn Wall is Calling
Black Diamond Ambassador Adam Ondra admits that there’s one major hole in his climbing resume. “I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t been to Yosemite yet,” he told BD. But that’s about to change. Ondra rolled through our global headquarters in Salt Lake City on his way to the Valley and gave us the low-down on his Yosemite plans…
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Adam Ondra Preps for Yosemite in SLC
Black Diamond Ambassador Adam Ondra stopped through Salt Lake City on his way to Yosemite Valley to tour Black Diamond’s headquarters and crank on the local boulders.
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Babsi Zangerl: Surprise Send in the Verdon
Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl dispatches Golden Shower (5.14a), one of the hardest multi-pitches in the famed Verdon Gorge.
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Copp-Dash Inspired: Craig Muderlak’s Alaskan Adventure
At Black Diamond, we’re passionate about empowering climbers to not only push their limits in the mountains, but to also share their stories of inspiration when they come home. That’s why we sponsor the Copp-Dash Inspire Award. Established in the memory of Jonny Copp and Micah Dash—two leading alpinists, BD brothers and storytellers who lost their lives in the mountains in 2009—the award is a way to keep their vision alive. Craig Muderlak, a filmmaker, artist and climber, won the 2016 Copp-Dash award to document a rowdy plan to put up first ascents in Alaska … but that was only half of the story. His team would also travel by homemade skis, burn ‘em to lose the weight and then pack raft back to civilization. This is his story, told with the help of artwork he created after his adventure.
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Live.Ski.Repeat
We’re all looking for something out there. Success, happiness, meaning, the perfect line—call it what you want. Where is it hiding? And how far will you go to find it? Watch why we Live.Ski.Repeat.
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Chris Schulte: Back to Trad
Black Diamond Ambassador Chris Schulte has spent a lot of time bouldering in Indian Creek over the past few years. He always knew he would come back around to trad climbing, but didn't expect it to happen through bouldering. With a homecoming-kind-of-feeling, Chris comes back around to trad climbing in the Creek, putting up new hard lines for the first time in 15 years.
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Bhagirathi III: Extreme Alpinism in the Garhwal Himalayas
This summer, Black Diamond Ambassador Corrado “Korra” Pesce threw down on the remote alpine big-wall of Bhagirathi III in the Indian Himalayas. Pesce’s team endured storms, sub-zero temps and heady climbing for five days before walking away with the fourth and fastest ascent of Estrella Impossible.
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Joe Kinder: Out of His Element and Into the Ratikon
This past summer, Global Athlete Joe Kinder and his best friend, photographer and fellow climber, Tim Kemple, traveled to the Ratikon to attempt the 240-meter, six-pitch Silbergeier. Joe and Tim have been friends for a long time, and for them to both have the chance to come together and try this route was something special, send or no send. While there, Joe kept a diligent journal, documenting his experience of what it was like to step away from being a sport climber and into the alpine. Here are excerpts from that experience.
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Hang Right: Shoulder Maintenance for Climbers
Physical Therapist Esther Smith joined BD Bootcamp for a few days to work with BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl, Daila Ojeda and Colette McInerney to address any injuries they had before training. This article will highlight Babsi’s treatment protocol as her shoulder injury was limiting her ability to climb and train. Esther shares what optimal shoulder posture looks like when climbing, hanging and training.
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Bootcamp: Colette McInerney
In the past, Ambassador Colette McInerney could dedicate a lot of her time to climbing on real rock and that was how she continued to improve. Now, with her life revolving around other things, training is her avenue to reaching her goals. She finds a lot of motivation in climbing with women and committed to BD Bootcamp because she wants to be better. This is her story.
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Bootcamp: Daila Ojeda
Global Athlete Daila Ojeda has never really trained before. For her, climbing is less about planning and regiment and more about being in the outdoors, inspired by an aesthetic line. Through BD Bootcamp she learned she really can commit to a training plan and realized how much she truly loves to climb outside. This is her story.
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