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We’re psyched to have the best team of sponsored climbers and skiers out there, a crew that’s constantly pushing the limits and redefining what’s possible. They are a crucial and diverse part of the Black Diamond family, providing not only design feedback and field testing but also inspiring us to keep charging and never produce anything but the best gear possible.

Carlo Traversi: A Video Guide to Fontainebleau’s Hard Classics—Part 2
In Part 2, BD Athlete Carlo Traversi finishes his virtual tour of his favorite problems in the magical forest of Fontainebleau.
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Welcome to the Team: Sean Bailey
Sean Bailey joins the BD Athlete team.
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Welcome to the BD Team: Claire Buhrfeind
Claire Buhrfeind joins the BD Athlete team.
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BD Athlete and Eleven Experience Guide Mike Barney Chases Pow in the French Alps
Some call it the center of the universe. Here's why.
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BD Athlete Mary McIntyre: Skiing & Climbing in the Argentine Andes
Watch BD Athlete Mary Mac explore the climbing and skiing readily accessible from the famed Refugio Frey.
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Welcome to the BD Team: Kai Lightner
Kai Lightner joins the BD Athlete team.
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The Making Of: The Black Diamond HotWire Carabiner
In 1995, Black Diamond launched the world's first wire-gate carabiner designed for climbing. This is the story of how two BD designers envisioned a piece of equipment that changed the game forever.
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Wasatch Classics: Skiing The Whipple With Noah Howell
BD Athlete Noah Howell takes you down the icon Whipple ski descent in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
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Wasatch Classics: Skiing the Y Couloir with Noah Howell
BD Athlete Noah Howell takes us on a tour of a classic ski descent in the Wasatch mountains.
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Will Gadd Unleashed
BD Athlete Will Gadd Reflects on 25 Years of Testing and Developing Black Diamond Gear.
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Lines Upon the Water
BD Athlete Antte Lauhamaa explores the steep skiing of Norway’s Northern Islands.
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Gear Myths: To Oppose or Not To Oppose Your Quickdraw’s Biners
To oppose or not to oppose your biners on a quickdraw, that is the question!
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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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Into The Mind: Hayden Kennedy’s Bold Approach to Climbing
BD Athlete Hazel Findlay recounts Hayden Kennedy’s bold skills in the mountains, and shares this exclusive interview with HK, which she conducted before his untimely death.
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Mary Mac’s Winter Dreamin’ Playlist
Listen to BD Athlete Mary McIntyre’s favorite songs for shredding.
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Get Up To Get Down: 3 Backcountry Rituals To Practice This Winter
In this article, we explore three rituals, or good habits, to practice every winter so you can optimize your days in the backcountry.
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Hazel Findlay: Guests—Sharing and Sending El Cap’s Salathé Wall (VI 5.13b)
BD Athlete Hazel Findlay reflects on her recent El Cap adventure and her free-ascent of the iconic Salathé Wall (VI 5.13b).
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Q&A: BD Athletes Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher Claim Second Ascent of El Cap’s Magic Mushroom
Babsi and Jacopo give the low-down on their recent free-ascent of El Cap’s fierce Magic Mushroom (VI 5.14a).
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Exum Files—Part 2: Helpful Ski Techniques With Guide and World Champion Jessica Baker
Lead Exum guide and former freeskiing champion Jessica Baker shares basic techniques to improve your skiing.
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Carlo Traversi: A Video Guide to Fontainebleau’s Hard Classics—Part 1
BD Athlete Carlo Traversi takes us on a virtual tour of his favorite problems in the magical forest of Fontainebleau.
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We Stand With Bears Ears
We will continue to fight for our public lands. Here's how we can help.
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Joe Grant’s Short Shorts: The Animals and WE
In the latest Short Shorts, BD Athlete Joe Grant goes on a self-powered “micro” adventure on the Whole Enchilada trail in Utah and finds some furry friends along the way.
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Luka Krajnc: Memories of The Memory—Climbing Croatia’s New 5.14 Multi-Pitch
BD Ambassador and Slovenian badass Luka Krajnc remembers the first free ascent of Croatia’s nails-hard multi-pitch.
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The Exum Files—Part 1: The Extended Column Test
In the first installment of the Exum Files, Senior Exum Guide Bill Anderson discusses how extended column test results affect in-the-field choices.
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Rolo Hemetzberger: Sending WOGÜ—Europe’s Hardest Multi-Pitch
With a little motivation from Grandma, BD Athlete and employee Rolo Hemetzberger was able to send Europe’s hardest multi-pitch. This is his story.
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Wasatch Classics: Noah Howell on The South Ridge of Superior
BD Athlete Noah Howell gives the low-down on his favorite mountain ridge scramble—the iconic South Ridge of Superior.
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Rhythm
BD Athlete Joe Grant searches for rhythm while running in the heart of the Alps.
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Nalle Hukkataival: Squamish Sending Spree
BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival recently touched down in Squamish, B.C. to sample the goods. As usual, he left a slew of cutting-edge ascents in his wake. Check out this video documenting two of his hardest sends, including the coveted second ascent of the Singularity (V14/15).
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Joe Grant's Trailhead Tunes
BD Athlete Joe Grant shares the songs he listens to while driving to the trailhead.
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Gear Myths: Gates In, Or Gates Out?
In the first installment of Gear Myths, we examine the age-old question: Should you rack gates in, or gates out?
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Chris Schulte: FA’s Off the Beaten Path In Switzerland
Watch BD Ambassador Chris Schulte establish beautiful lines in the less traveled reaches of Switzerland.
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Hang Right—Part 3: Healing Nagging Finger Injuries
The hangboard is often thought of as an apparatus that can strain the tendons in your fingers. But in this installment of the Hang Right series, Physical Therapist Esther Smith explains how the hangboard is actually the perfect rehabilitation tool to heal nagging finger injuries.
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Colette McInerney’s Training Playlist
BD Athlete Colette McInerney shares the tracks that get her amped for training.
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Daila Ojeda: Into the Alpine to Send Digital Crack
After pushing her boundaries last spring and climbing her first multi-pitch, BD Athlete Daila Ojeda decided that she wanted to experience the mountains of Chamonix. Check out this film of Daila climbing the classic Digital Crack—a beautiful 8a at 12,500 feet in the Alps.
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Nalle Hukkataival: The Finnish Line (V16)—Rocklands’ Hardest Boulder
This summer, BD Athlete Nalle Hukkataival journeyed to South Africa’s famed Rocklands in search of first ascents. What he found was a problem every boulderer dreams of …
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