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  • ICYMI: Black Diamond cut 70 positions from its manufacturing division last week. Their last days are between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31. The move is part of the brand's migration from in-house manufacturing.
  • Alex Honnold in The New Yorker: “More than anything, extreme climbing displays the quality we’re all now chasing: focus. On or off the wall, Honnold lets nothing distract him from his goal." 
  • Great Outdoors Colorado mascot: Last week, the agency introduced Wilder, a part-goat, part-yeti character, in a campaign to redirect kids' attention away from screens and into the outdoors. He's set to make appearances at events this summer in Colorado.
  • Wild Rye, the women's mountain apparel brand, is a finalist for Title Nine's second annual Movers and Makers Pitchfest this September. Meet the eight other finalists.
  • Hipcamp today announced it raised $25 million Series B financing led by Andreessen Horowitz—a private venture capital firm—and joined by the firm’s Cultural Leadership Fund with other investors, bringing the company’s total funding to $41.8 million. Funds will be used to expand Hipcamp talent, resources, and marketing.
  • CamelBak is the official hydration partner of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, a high altitude mountain race series set in Chamonix, France, at the end of August.
  • Picture Organic Clothing partnered with Changing Tides Foundation, a California-based nonprofit that combines their passion for surfing with environmental and humanitarian stewardship. A lump sum of $1,000, plus one percent of Picture’s US Spring ‘20 Water Collection sales will be donated to CTF to help fund their fourth Women’s Outreach Mentorship Program (WOMP).