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Here at Black Diamond it's all about climbing and skiing. We share the same experiences that you do on rock, ice and snow and these experiences push us to make the best gear possible for our worldwide family of climbers and skiers.

What began with a backyard anvil and a hammer has now grown into a global company with offices on three continents. 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.

We're a company of users. It's who we are. We're the greatest dreamers about what could be, and the harshest of critics about what exists. Because of this, the creation of Black Diamond is a process that will never end. The company today is more committed than ever, thanks to the many people here in the U.S. and at Black Diamond Europe whose limitless energy and hands-on involvement have created a promising future for all climbers and skiers worldwide.

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OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the highlights of what we saw. 


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Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKH editorial team

Black Diamond Mission XP and Technician Leather Approach Shoes

The Mission XP and Technician Leather are light approach shoes with sticky soles which are precise for climbing. While they lack the wet ground grip and overall support you might want for UK scrambles and mountain crag approaches, in their elem...

Mountain Shells Around £200

Can you pick up a decent shell for only around £200? We think so! While top-end technical waterproof jackets cost big money, less specialist alternatives are available for lots less. In terms of quality and functionality, our benchmark budget is a bit of a...

Black Diamond Distance Z and Distance Carbon Z Poles

We look at two permutations of a classic folding trekking pole design, from Black Diamond's extensive range.

Black Diamond Onsight 375 headtorch

Though aimed at rock climbing, the Onsight 375 is equally good for other uses, says Dan Bailey. It won't win the lumens...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...

Black Diamond Sprint 225 and Flare headtorches

Sometimes you just want a simple and lightweight headtorch, not a bulky powerhouse. Dan Bailey reviews two new...

Black Diamond Prime Approach Shoe

It may look nice, but the Prime is undermined for typical UK use by its soft midsole and flat outsole. "Whilst the term...


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Step By Step: The Nordkette Traverse with Black Diamond Employee Remco Grass

After 33 kilometers, 19 peaks and 3,800 vertical meters, Remco reaches the valley floor. As he steps onto the bus he looks back at the ridgeline and smiles. Step by step Remco made the mountains his own. Step by step, that is his approach to li...

New Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

In our final roundup of new gear for Autumn/Winter 2021, we take a look at an eclectic mix of headtorches, footwear, packs, and sleeping mats:

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products hitting the market in 6 months to a year, but we've asked brands to talk about the new kit available now. In this first round up, we're showing...

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than...

Black Diamond Apparel: 3 jackets, 3 technologies

It's a big, cold world out there, and Black Diamond has got you covered. Through the same commitment to...

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the...

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...


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Competition WINNER - Win a Pair of Men's or Women's Technician Leather Approach Shoes

Engineered for precision, the Black Diamond Technician Leather is built for durability and comfort, with super sticky rubber for technical approaches. Here's your chance to win a pair...

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Spot 400-R Headlamp

The Spot 400-R is ideal for those who expect all-around performance and features out of their headlamp but still value a small size and compact package.

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ poles

The Black Diamond Distance Carbon FLZ is our premium pole for fully adjustable, folding performance

Competition WINNER - Win a pair of Black Diamond Prime approach shoes

Black Diamond are giving you the chance to win a pair of men's or women's Prime approach...

Competition WINNER - Win a Black Diamond Street Creek 24 pack

By combining haulbag durability with urban functionality, the Street Creek 24 is your go-to commuter...

Competition WINNERS - Win 1 of 5 Black Diamond Spot Headlamps

The new and improved Black Diamond Spot Headlamp now features 200 lumens of power in a waterproof package....

Winner Win Black Diamond Bouldering Equipment

From a recent 8b boulder ascent to her project with the local kids in South Africa, our Black Diamond ambassadors, Kaddi...


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