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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.

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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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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Black Diamond Presents: Hazel Findlay Rocks Down to Electric Avenue (5.13+R)
Black Diamond Presents: 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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#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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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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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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Ready When You Are
Ready When You Are
Working for BD isn’t just a job. It’s a lifestyle. Check out this film captured entirely by BD employees and athletes.
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Colette McInerney’s Training Playlist
Colette McInerney’s Training Playlist
BD Athlete Colette McInerney shares the tracks that get her amped for training.
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The Brazil Project
The Brazil Project
Last December, four BD Athletes traveled to Brazil, where they combined forces with Centro Urbana Escalada to help local kids in need by taking them climbing.
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Hazel Findlay’s Mental Training Series: Part 2—Demystifying Flow
Hazel Findlay’s Mental Training Series: Part 2—Demystifying Flow
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
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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Tobin Seagel: Protect Our Winters
Tobin Seagel: Protect Our Winters
BD Athlete Tobin Seagel believes we can turn climate change around. Here’s how.
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Copp-Dash Inspired: Whitney Clark’s Himalayan Exploration
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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ROCK Project: Our Athletes are Committed and Here's Why
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 Festival
Colette McInerney: Get Psyched on the Women's Climbing Festival
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
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
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
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
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
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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Copp-Dash Inspired: Craig Muderlak’s Alaskan Adventure
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
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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LIVE.SKI.REPEAT
LIVE.SKI.REPEAT
A tribute to the skiing life.
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#LIVECLIMBREPEAT
#LIVECLIMBREPEAT
A tribute to the climbing life.
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BD brings the Stoke to the 2014 Damascus Trail Days
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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