posted by dpm on 03/08/2013
Normally, when a company releases their online catalog for the year it's hardly "newsworthy," but BD's catalog is so packed full of amazing videos and photos that it's worth sharing. Call it a catalog if you want but it seems to be more of an opportunity to show off the incredible feats of Black Diamond's elite athletes.
First ascent inspirations: Thoughts on first ascents from some of the world's most inspirational climbers.
Video: The Favresse brothers and Daniel Jung on the hunt for hard cracks in Norway.
Video: Mason Earle on the first ascent of the 5.13+ splitter crack Real Talk in Mill Creek, Utah.
Narrated Slideshow: J.P. Ouellet talks about his 5.13+ splitter crack first ascent Mexican Snow Fairy.
Video: Dave MacLeod on the first ascent of Fight the Feeling (5.14+) in Scotland.
Video: Alex Honnold working an old, multipitch, potentially 5.14+ Todd Skinner project on Yosemite's Leaning Tower.
Video: James Kassay on the first ascent of Wheel of Life Direct (V15/16?) in Australia's Hollow Mountain cave. Is he resting by holding onto his shoe?
Narrated Slideshow: Dodo Kopold's near disaster/near success on the Great Trango Tower, Pakistan.
Video: BD athletes take on the infamous spray ice of Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada.
Narrated Slideshow: Jack Tackle walks through his 38 year climbing career in the Alaska Range.