Here at Black Diamond, our athletes' all-consuming drive to spend as much time in the mountains, at the crags and on the trails as possible tends to make for some interesting living situations. Modded-out cargo vans, backwoods shacks, parents' basements and musty expedition tents-the idiosyncratic places they reside when they're not doing what they do are a defining testament to the Black Diamond team's passion for climbing and skiing. Whether it's just a place to store gear, a comfy base to rest up for the next adventure or a traveling home on wheels, this ongoing series will give you an inside look at the places BD climbers and skiers call home.
This month we caught up with BD skier Zack Giffin, who had his super-unique tiny house on wheels parked in the Alta Ski Area parking lot in the midst of a massive mid-winter storm. In between pow laps, Zack was kind enough to give us the tour of his custom-built rolling ski cabin.
To check out Episode 1 featuring Conrad Anker, go to: vimeo.com/57078937
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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs Careless Torque in the Peak District, England. Ron Fawcett first climbed the arête in 1987 and was waiting 25 years for a female ascent...
You'll be able to see more of Mina on Careless Torque, on rock and in competitions in Light Shed Pictures' upcoming flick about her year - http://www.lightshedpictures.com/
American climber, Jonathan Siegrist, embarks on a journey to France to pay tribute to the roots of modern sport climbing. After teaming up with Swiss superstar, Nina Caprez, the two climb the hardest routes the Verdon Gorge has to offer. Shortly thereafter, they stumble upon the greater meaning of climbing when they were least looking for it.
3 Strings Productions
Directed by: Andy Mann & Keith Ladzinski
Edited by: Andy Mann & Scott Neel
Produced by: 3 Strings Productions
In the process of preparing the time machine, I had no idea this would become one of the most extraordinary journeys to date. It would propel me into the future where I meet Chase Jarvis, one of the greatest photographers of all time. It would then send me back in time to meet with my old friend, Peter Line, the best snowboarder of this era.
All of a sudden I found myself in the present, making a picture of Ishmael Butler from the Diggable Planets. I had travelled the way you would in a dream, taking me backward into the future. A future where you paint with silver and light.