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Black Diamond

We’re the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists.

Black Diamond is a company that’s not just for rock climbers and skiers, but one that stands for the spirit of the sports we live, their values and goals, past, present and future. Since 1957, our innovative gear designs have set the standard in numerous areas. This is partly the result of dedication, desire and diligence on the part of an incredible team of people. It’s also a product of the fact that each of us are climbers and skiers ourselves.

Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end.

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Brand News

  • Dave Greig: Hunter, Fisher, Filmmaker

    Hunting and fishing are two outdoor passions that appeal to many kiwis. We’re thrilled to have Dave Greig on board as an ambassador in this space.

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  • Gear Review: Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

    Francis Charlesworth, Programme Coordinator NZAC, reviews the Zone Climbing shoe from Black Diamond

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  • Check your avalanche safety equipment

    These key points about avalanche safety equipment are a must read for anyone involved in our alpine & ski industries.

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  • Jim Young: Brand Ambassador

    Jim has been involved in with Southern Approach in some shape or form for around ten years. Now he’s officially our Black Diamond Brand Ambassador.

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  • Sport Climbing – what is it all about?

    Sport Climbing makes its Olympic debut at Tokyo in 2020, with athletes winning gold thanks to the power and strength in their fingertips.

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