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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!

Sonnie Trotter: A Climbing Life After Kids
In his second blog from Spain, Sonnie Trotter sends Estado Critico (9a), proving that hard climbs can still be achieved after kids.
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A Question of Risk: Dave Weber
In our tenth installment on risk, Denali Mountaineering Ranger Dave Weber examines risk from a place of experience, humility and respect.
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The Perfect Playground
In October 2014, before the madness that was the Dawn Wall, Black Diamond Athletes Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold made the first in-a-day ascent of El Corazon. Now, Tommy looks back on the climb.
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Dean Potter: Purity of Desire
Excerpted from the Spring 2000 Black Diamond Catalog in remembrance of Dean Potter and Graham Hunt.
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Babsi Zangerl: Unfinished Business
After weeks of climbing only on plastic, Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl was itching to touch Spanish rock again. And the sunny country did not disappoint....
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When Life Gives You Lemons….
This season, Black Diamond Ambassadors Angel and Johnny Collinson headed to Kosovo, unsure of what they would find. They were warned to watch out for the Raki, but they learned their lesson too late....
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Sonnie Trotter: Spain 14 Years Later
After 14 years away, Black Diamond Ambassador Sonnie Trotter reflects on how Spain, and he himself, has changed.
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Australia's Finest: Lee Cossey
Black Diamond Ambassador Lee Cossey has been climbing for nearly 20 years, and for the last 12, he has been off-and-on trying The Red Project, a 9a (5.14d).
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Surgery: A Time Out
Before surgery, Ambassador Mayan Smith-Gobat was terrified, thinking it would end her life as she knew it. But instead she found a time to reflect and regain motivation, psyche and inner drive.
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From China with Love
For Black Diamond Ambassadors Felicitas Feller and Rahel Schelb, Li Ming, China, brought both a wild climbing experience and a unique cultural collision.
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Andrea Hah: Gymnast Turned Rock Climber
Australian Black Diamond Ambassador Andrea Hah grew up as a gymnast. But after discovering climbing, she has taken her aerobatic strengths to a more vertical sphere. Along with fellow Ambassador Lee Cosey, she embodies a #liveclimbrepeat ethos.
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Mike Cronin: Climbing and Balance
For the last 15 years, South Dakota climber Mike Cronin has worked as a professional firefighter, a job he began because of its flexible schedule, which allows him to climb more than 200 days a year. "Climbing has made me who I am today," he says.
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Up the Creek
After 20 years of climbing in Indian Creek, Black Diamond Ambassador Chris Schulte finally set out to explore the boulders that had been calling to him for years. And with each new line he climbed, he realized more and more the importance of protecting the delicate ecosystem that allows for such incredible movement.
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Dispatch from Everest: Chapter 1
This season, Black Diamond Ambassador Raphael Slawinski, along with German alpinists Daniel Bartsch and David Göttler, plans to climb a new route on Everest's northeast face in pure alpine style. Follow the story...
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A Question of Risk: Kyle Dempster
In our ninth installment on risk, Black Diamond Ambassador Kyle Dempster explores the differences between risk in the mountains and risk in everyday life.
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Roland Hemetzberger Sends Fugu
On the second ascent of Fugu, an old Alexander Huber test piece, Black Diamond Ambassador Roland Hemetzberger finds beautiful rock and a deep history.
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Evidence of Things Not Seen
On a traverse of the Icelandic ice cap, Sune and Lindsay Tamm were faced with a choice: find a proper map or have an adventure. They chose the latter.
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Committed #3: Save Bouldering
As Europe's bouldering community grows, Christian Merlau is striving to provide education in order to preserve the fragile natural places boulderers impact.
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Climbing in Urban Rio de Janeiro
The story of Jonas Silva, one of the most dedicated students in a climbing school located in the largest slum of Rio de Janeiro
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To Train or Not to Train: A Guide
Black Diamond Ambassador Dawn Glanc on 20 years of weight training.
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Life in the Gunks: A New Perspective
After 14 years of competitive gymnastics and a life-changing medical diagnosis, Black Diamond Ambassador Whitney Boland has a new view on climbing.
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Joe Kinder's Dime Piece Route
After falling in love with the Catalonia region of Spain, Joe Kinder branches out into the further reaches of the country, finding a "dime piece route" in the process.
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Kevin Mahoney: The Lifer
On an attempt to get the first ascent of an elusive 7000-meter peak, Link Sar, in Pakistan, Kevin Mahoney balances family and passion.
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#LIVECLIMBREPEAT
A tribute to the climbing life.
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Nalle Hukkataival Sends the Notorious L'alchimiste
In 1996 Marc Le Menestral opened one of the hardest routes in the forest of Fontainebleau, known as L'alchimiste. Not long after Marc's ascent, the crux holds were mysteriously broken, and the route was deemed impossible. Now, nearly two decades later, Black Diamond Ambassador Nalle Hukkataival has reopened the problem.
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Beyond: Stories from the AAJ
Bivouacs: the good, the bad and the ugly.
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A GYM AND A CRAG: DANIEL JUNG
“A lot of people are afraid to make failures,” Daniel Jung says. “But failures are the best teacher.”
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A Question of Risk: Peter Metcalf
In our eighth installment on risk, Black Diamond's founder, Peter Metcalf, dissects risk and its place in climbing.
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Forged on Mt. Hunter
The origins of Black Diamond.
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Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway Part II
Black Diamond Athlete Joe Kinder continues his journey off the beaten path in Norway.
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BD Athlete Will Gadd Climbs Niagara Falls
In a headline-grabbing first, Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken made the first ascent of the most iconic waterfall in North America.
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Chin-Deep in Japan
This Japanuary, Matt and Agnes Hage explored Japan, going deep in the powder all day before dipping into local hot pools, known as onsen, each night. Slowly, they learned the dos and don'ts of the Japanese aprés culture.
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Waking Up Early
Local Wasatch photographer Louis Arevalo details the benefits of waking up early.
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Style Matters
Kennan Harvey, who has established first ascents all over the world, explores the many layers of style in climbing and the creativity that determines it.
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Monique Forestier Tames Tiger Cat
Black Diamond Athlete Monique Forestier had spent over a year working the moves of Tiger Cat in Australia's Blue Mountains, but after falling again and again within sight of the chains, she was forced to change her approach.
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