Since 1957 Black Diamond has been about two activities: climbing and skiing. What started with an anvil and hammer built in a backyard has grown into a global business, with offices and distribution on three continents. They adamantly employ individuals who share the same passions for rock, snow, and ice as their avid customers. The result is a company that designs innovative gear, equipment, and apparel for the most diehard enthusiasts. From the lightest and most packable carbon trekking poles to high-definition headlamps, Black Diamond products are found on athletes pushing the limits of skiing, trekking, and climbing in the harshest environments on earth.