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Black Diamond is not like most companies—and that’s why we work here. We live and work in the mountains, allowing us to ski before work and climb after. We spend our workdays designing and building the world’s best climbing, skiing and mountain gear. Plus, we can bring our dogs to the office. How sweet is all that? Drill into the stories below to see what drives our process, keeps us stoked and makes Black Diamond more than just a place to work.

#bdemployees: Remco Graas exploring new old routes at home
#bdemployees: Remco Graas exploring new old routes at home
On his list a Classic at the Grossglockner north face – the Mayerlrampe. Read about his trip and climb in the up to 70° steep mixed wall.
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Black Lives Matter. BD Stands in Solidarity.
Black Lives Matter. BD Stands in Solidarity.
We are listening. We are learning. We are working toward change.
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Hazel Findlay in South Korea
Hazel Findlay in South Korea
BD Athletes Hazel Findlay and Colette McInerney explore Black Diamond’s Korean roots, and experience the now thriving climbing culture that has become part of our global heritage.
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Q&A: From Quarantine to Crushing—Babsi Zangerl Sends Her Hardest Sport Routes Post Lockdown
Q&A: From Quarantine to Crushing—Babsi Zangerl Sends Her Hardest Sport Routes Post Lockdown
With fresh motivation and a renewed appreciation for climbing, BD Athlete Babsi Zangerl came out of quarantine to send some of the hardest routes in Austria.
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We'll See You Out There
We'll See You Out There
A message from Black Diamond to the community we love—May 2020
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What It Takes to Climb V15—BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann Shares Her Experience
What It Takes to Climb V15—BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann Shares Her Experience
For BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann, climbing a V15 boulder required three keys to success. This is her story.
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Exploring the “Freeride Mecca” of Engelberg, Switzerland, with BD Mountain Guide Remo Baltermia
Exploring the “Freeride Mecca” of Engelberg, Switzerland, with BD Mountain Guide Remo Baltermia
Follow along on an adventurous tour through the mountains of Engelberg in this ski film.
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2020: The #21 Camalot C4
2020: The #21 Camalot C4
“I wanted to find a way to make chimneys and wide cracks a little more mellow,” says BD Athlete Alex Honnold. “Luckily I knew just the folks to talk to.”
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#BDEmployees: Design Engineer Brent Barghahn and Ambassador Nik Berry On Establishing “The American Way” (VI 5.13a) in Kyrgyzstan
#BDEmployees: Design Engineer Brent Barghahn and Ambassador Nik Berry On Establishing “The American Way” (VI 5.13a) in Kyrgyzstan
Last summer, BD Employee Brent Barghahn teamed up with an all-star crew for an adventurous first ascent on a remote wall in Kyrgyzstan. Check out these perspectives from Brent and BD Ambassador Nik Berry.
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Deep Days: BD Athlete Tobin Seagel in Japan
Deep Days: BD Athlete Tobin Seagel in Japan
Watch BD Athlete get pitted during a powder day in Japan
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Exclusive Interview: BD Athlete Parkin Costain—The King of Corbet’s Couloir
Exclusive Interview: BD Athlete Parkin Costain—The King of Corbet’s Couloir
The undisputed 2020 king of Corbet’s Couloir—BD Athlete Parkin Costain—talks about his mind-bending run that clinched the title.
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The BD Beta with Esther Smith: Episode 8—The Ultimate Foam Rolling Sequence for Ski-Day Recovery
The BD Beta with Esther Smith: Episode 8—The Ultimate Foam Rolling Sequence for Ski-Day Recovery
Watch BD Athlete Mary McIntyre and DPT Esther Smith demonstrate a highly effective sequence of foam rolling for recovery after big ski days.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 7 — Gym Exercises to Improve Ski Touring Mechanics
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 7 — Gym Exercises to Improve Ski Touring Mechanics
Get the beta to stay healthy after big ski tours in the mountains from DPT Esther Smith and BD Athlete Mary McIntyre.
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Exclusive Interview: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Free the Nose (VI 5.14a)
Exclusive Interview: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Free the Nose (VI 5.14a)
Check out this candid Q&A with Babsi and Jacopo as they describe their recent ascent of the world’s most famous climb.
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Jackson Marvell: Gimme Back My Bullets
Jackson Marvell: Gimme Back My Bullets
Watch BD Ambassador Jackson Marvell get rowdy in the mountains as he climbs some of the boldest ice and mixed routes in Utah.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 6 — Skinning Mechanics
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 6 — Skinning Mechanics
DPT Esther Smith and BD Athlete Mary McIntyre discuss the mechanics to efficient skinning while skiing and splitboarding in the backcountry.
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The Ski Train—Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego Explore the Backcountry of Vatnahalsen, Norway
The Ski Train—Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego Explore the Backcountry of Vatnahalsen, Norway
Watch as BD Athletes Tobin Seagel and Giulia Monego discover how an electric train in Norway is the key to unlimited backcountry ski terrain.
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BD Ambassador Chris Schulte Putting Up FA’s In Font
BD Ambassador Chris Schulte Putting Up FA’s In Font
From the well-traveled classics to brand new first ascents, watch BD Ambassador Chris Schulte take a tour through the mecca of all bouldering areas.
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Concepción with Hazel Findlay
Concepción with Hazel Findlay
Watch BD Athlete Hazel Findlay battle with the immaculate 230 - foot splitter, Concepción (5.13).
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 5—Loving the Downhill with Balance and Proprioception
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 5—Loving the Downhill with Balance and Proprioception
BD Athlete Joe Grant and DPT Esther Smith share a series of ankle mobility exercises that enhance communication from terrain to brain.
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BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 2 Lily’s Eye
BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 2 Lily’s Eye
The adventure continues with BD Athlete Seb Bouin and his mom as Seb climbs Lily’s Eye—their new 8c+ (5.14c) creation in Turkey.
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BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 1 Lily’s Eye
BD Athlete Seb Bouin: First Ascents in Turkey—Episode 1 Lily’s Eye
When BD Athlete Seb Bouin goes on an epic climbing trip to Turkey he takes his ... mom? Well, as they say, like mother, like son. They both crush.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 4—Hip Control for Healthy Knees
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 4—Hip Control for Healthy Knees
BD Athlete Joe Grant and DPT Esther Smith explore the unsung heroes of your posterior and lateral hip muscle system to unload your knees and quiet down those bossy hip flexors.
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Hazel Findlay Rocks Down to Electric Avenue (5.13+R)
Hazel Findlay Rocks Down to Electric Avenue (5.13+R)
Hazel Findlay Rocks Down to Electric Avenue (5.13+R)
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 3—Joe Grant’s Tips to Save Your Knees on the Downhill
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 3—Joe Grant’s Tips to Save Your Knees on the Downhill
BD Athlete Joe Grant teams up with DPT Esther Smith for tips to save your knees on the downhill.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 2—The Warm-Up that Doesn't Suck
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 2—The Warm-Up that Doesn't Suck
BD Athlete Claire Buhrfeind joins Esther Smith, DPT of Grassroots Physical Therapy to explore a select kit of mat exercises that touch on all of the key areas of our core and emphasize thoughtful, aligned movement for a strong and fluid climbing body.
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The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 1—Five Core Exercises for Climbers
The BD Beta with DPT Esther Smith: Episode 1—Five Core Exercises for Climbers
BD Athlete Claire Buhrfeind joins DPT Esther Smith of Grassroots Physical Therapy to explore core exercises focused for climbing.
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Nolan's 14
Nolan's 14
BD Athlete Joe Grant was looking for an experience. He wanted it to be hard, and he wanted to push himself to “that edge” where he’d have to make difficult decisions. That’s why he chose Nolan’s 14—a rowdy jaunt through Colorado’s Sawatch range, which links 14 14,000-foot mountains over 100 miles.
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#BDEmployees: Sasha Yakunin's Ascent of Fitz Roy
#BDEmployees: Sasha Yakunin's Ascent of Fitz Roy
BD Employee Sasha Yakunin shares his story of climbing one of the greatest mountains on earth.
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Cracked Out—Chris Burkard’s Journey to Climb the Yosemite Offwidth Circuit
Cracked Out—Chris Burkard’s Journey to Climb the Yosemite Offwidth Circuit
Chris Burkard’s Journey to Climb the Yosemite Hardman Offwidth Circuit
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2019: A New Addition to the Honnold Signature Series
2019: A New Addition to the Honnold Signature Series
The process is never easy, and sharing your vision can be scary, but developing a game changing product is always worth it.
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The Lifer
The Lifer
A Soulful Journey into the Heart of American Climbing with Legend Russ Clune and BD Athlete Sam Elias.
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2018: The Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag
2018: The Hot Forge Heated Chalk Bag
Sure, we’ve all been there. You’re lured in by “sending temps” then BAM! You’re hanging on the end of the rope due to a case of numb fingers. Well, at Black Diamond, we set out to once and for all crush the problem of numb fingers.
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Climbing Out Of Disaster: The Climbers of Puerto Rico Face Hurricane Maria
Climbing Out Of Disaster: The Climbers of Puerto Rico Face Hurricane Maria
In this film, the climbers of Puerto Rico come together to rebuild their community after a devastating disaster.
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Connections
Connections
The early winter season is all about re-connecting with what it means to be a skier again, as this film reminds us.
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