Black Diamond Supports Utah Based Non-Profits

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. announced continued support of local non-profit groups that are active in defending the environment.

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in the climbing and freeride ski markets, announced continued support of local non-profit groups that are active in defending the environment.

“On a national scale BD has always been active in partnering with groups such as the Access Fund, American Alpine Club and the Conservation Alliance,” explains CEO Peter Metcalf. “For the past few years we have deepened our financial backing to diverse local groups with a common mission - that of championing and protecting access and preservation of wild lands. This is key for BD as we want to drive tangible impact on our immediate recreational areas.”

Black Diamond's efforts include manpower and financial support of Save Our Canyons, Friends of Alta, High Uintas Preservation Council, Friends of the Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Rivers, SUWA, Utah Nature Conservancy and Summit Land Conservancy.

“Black Diamond's pledge to the Summit Land Conservancy through a sustaining grant will translate directly into more open space permanently protected for backcountry skiers, hikers, bikers, and anglers,” states Cheryl Fox of the Summit Land Conservancy.

With winter approaching, BD's continued role with the Utah Avalanche Center is manifested by their 15th annual autumnal fundraiser, which in September drew record turnout and raised more than $43,000 through the Friends of the UAC group.

Bruce Tremper, UAC Director explains, “For a number of years, Black Diamond has been a major sponsor of the Utah Avalanche Center. Without them, we would have a hard time staying in business. They not only put on the best party of the year, but have built a synergistic partnership, which helps to save many lives in Utah and unites a group of backcountry enthusiasts from all walks of life.”

Winner of the Outside magazine 2008 Gear of the Year for the Bandit AvaLung pack, Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. is an employee-owned manufacturer of equipment for rock climbing, alpinism and freeride skiing. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain environment, Black Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond visit