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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!

Two Years of Skiing with Black Diamond Athlete Johnny Collin
Over the past two winters, Black Diamond athlete Johnny Collinson has skied his way through India, Bolivia, British Columbia and Alaska. With the help of Sherpas Cinema, he presents a compilation of the best moments from the last two seasons of powder, cliff hucks and big mountains.
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BD Athlete Brittany Griffith Bolts in Lebanon's Tannourine
Not too long ago, BD athlete Brittany Griffith couldn’t even locate Lebanon on a map. Now, along with Will Nazarian, Griffith is busy bolting an area that has the potential for 600 to 700 routes. “I got a real feel and appreciation for how much work goes into it,” Griffith says of the establishment process.
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Genyen Chapter 2: Thinking Outside the Box
Upon arrival in the Genyen massif, David Anderson and crew tried their luck on an unclimbed spire known as Sachun. From there, they marched along a faint yak trail to the foot of the unclimbed 18,000-foot Hutsa, a peak whose summit would prove elusive.
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BD Athlete Adam Ondra: A Year of Sends, on Rock and Plastic
What does it take to dominate every discipline the sport of climbing has come up with? In this film, we take a look at Adam Ondra's year, from sending some of the world's hardest routes to winning the championships of lead climbing and bouldering.
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Committed #1: Peter Metcalf
In the first of a new series of posts on conservation, creative environmental solutions and the commitment required to implement them, Black Diamond founder and CEO Peter Metcalf goes back to the beginning.
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Mission to the Genyen Massif—An Expedition to China
In the first of a series of reports from China by David Anderson and Szu-ting Yi, the perennial climbers/ travelers/adventurers share their plans, including attempting an unclimbed 18,000' peak, Hutsa.
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Fear and Reverence—BD Athlete Angel Collinson in AK
Filming with Teton Gravity Research in Alaska is a freeride skiers dream. With this season's film about to drop, Angel Collinson reports back on what goes on behind the epic shots.
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BD Athlete Roland Hemetzberger Sends 8c+ Zarathustra on Gear
Birdpeaks, stoppers, camalots...and two years of work. Here's what it takes to make a 5.14c first ascent without clipping the bolts.
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BD Athlete Joe Kinder Sends Maquina Muerte, 5.14+
Maquina Muerte is a climb in the Spanish style: steep, physical and requiring the explosive power of Dani Andrada. Joe Kinder finds just such a gem in Southern Utah.
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Mayan Smith-Gobat Finds The Place Of Happiness In Brazil
Black Diamond Athlete Mayan Smith-Gobat journeys to Brazil’s massive granite domes to attempt to the second ascent of a big-wall free route.
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Groups We Support: Mammoth Medical Missions
Black Diamond is proud to support Mammoth Medical Missions, a non-profit organization training and sending fast-response, minimalist medical teams to disaster areas, underserved populations and austere environments.
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A Question of Risk: Hazel Findlay
For episode 5 of our series of conversations on risk with some of the world's best climbers and skiers, we sat down with British climber and BD athlete Hazel Findlay.
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Chasin’ the Rubbish 3.0: Cleaning up the Forests of Font
This past spring, BD employees, athletes and climbers from all over Europe congregated in the famous forests and sandstone blocs of Fontainebleau, France, where over four days, they removed 300 kg of trash.
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BD athlete Brittany Griffith loves the Mountain Project App
Black Diamond athlete and perpetual road-tripper Brittany Griffith gives her two cents on the Mountain Project smartphone app, now available for free download with the support of Black Diamond.
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Ines Papert returns to Senja Island
Black Diamond Athlete Ines Papert reports on another successful trip to the alpine playground of Senja Island in Norway.
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Utah climbers raise $18K for Salt Lake Climbers Alliance
On June 12th, the 5th Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance fundraiser party, held at BD headquarters, raised $18,000 for climbing access and education initiatives.
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Noah Howell Skis Mt. Rainier
Black Diamond athlete Noah Howell teamed up with Freeskiing World Tour champion Drew Tabke to climb and ski Mt. Rainier.
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BD athlete Mason Earle climbs new FFA in Yosemite
Black Diamond athlete and crack climbing maestro Mason Earle spent a stint in Yosemite Valley last year, where he managed to make the first free ascent of an old project on Schultz's Ridge.
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Angel Collinson Skis Mt Moran With TGR
With a last-minute invite to climb and ski Mt. Moran with the crew from TGR, BD Athlete Angel Collinson dropped everything and drove to Jackson.
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2014 Bouldering & Sport Climbing Digital Catalog is now live
With stunning images and video from the climbing epicenter of Ticino, Switzerland, the 2014 Bouldering and Sport Climbing digital catalog is here, along with a hand-selected kit of essential gear for the blocs and the cliffs.
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BD brings the Stoke to the 2014 Damascus Trail Days
Black Diamond Sports Marketing Coordinator Holly Hansen reports from the nation's biggest annual hiking festival, Damascus Trail Days in Damascus, Virginia.
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Adam Ondra onsights Il Domani (9a)
Patxi Usobiaga described Adam Ondra's onsight of Il Domani as "The most impressive thing I've ever seen." See for yourself what it looks like to spend eleven minutes unlocking brick-hard moves on the first go.
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Five Questions: Mountain Project Founder Nick Wilder
The founder of Mountain Project opens up on finding unsung gems, the end of sandbagging and his guidebook-killing app.
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A Question of Risk: Joe Kinder
BD athlete, 5.14 climber and route developer Joe Kinder discusses the emotional risks of high-end sport climbing in this installment of our video series on risk.
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Little Cottonwood Canyon: The Home Crag
Whether it's five minutes from home or four hours away, a classic destination or a scrappy outcropping that no one has ever heard of, everyone has a home crag. Little Cottonwood Canyon is ours.
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X4: The Missing Link In the Camalot Family
More than two decades after the original Camalot, the X4 gives climbers like Mason Earle a new tool to protect new projects. This is the story of the engineers and climbers who brought the new cam to life.
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BD athlete Johnny Collinson reports from La Grave
Black Diamond athlete Johnny Collinson heads to La Grave, France and samples the big, steep, complicated mountains with the crew from Teton Gravity Research.
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A Question of Risk: Conrad Anker
In part three of our ongoing discussion on the inherent risks of climbing and skiing, Black Diamond athlete and world-renowned alpinist Conrad Anker provides his unique and highly experienced perspective.
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2014 Cragging Digital Catalog is now live
Showcasing the natural beauty of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, the 2014 Cragging Digital Catalog features photos, video and a selection of gear for the variety of granite adventures found in our humble home crag.
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Sierra Club’s Military Outings Program lays siege to Hyalite
BD employee Dennis Connors and BD athlete Conrad Anker siege Hyalite Canyon with the Sierra Club’s Military Outings Program.
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Make it Really Big: Rolo Garibotti
BD athlete Rolando Garibotti is a climber and mountain guide who has set speed records and made first ascents around the world, but his heart remains in the jagged granite peaks of Argentina’s Chaltén massif.
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Sam Elias makes first ascent of American Hustle (5.14b)
Full-time climber and part-time philosopher—Sam talks about the process of putting up a hard first ascent on one of the world's most beautiful sport crags.
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A Question of Risk: Samuel Anthamatten
Continuing our discussion with the world’s top climbers and skiers on the risks inherent to their passions, competitive freeride skier, climber and mountain guide Samuel Anthamatten weighs in.
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The Window
The essence of climbing in Patagonia isn’t the waiting or the weather. It’s the Window—a fleeting snippet of perfect conditions that allows for some of the most high-quality alpine climbing on the planet.
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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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