Black Diamond To Host 6th Annual Climb4Life Salt Lake

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in the climbing and freeride ski markets, is proud to host the 6th Annual Climb4Life Salt Lake event benefiting the HERA Women’s Ovarian Cancer Foundation, September 13 – 16, 2007.
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Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in the climbing and freeride ski markets, is proud to host the 6th Annual Climb4Life Salt Lake event benefiting the HERA Women's Ovarian Cancer Foundation, September 13 – 16, 2007, at Black Diamond, 2084 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City.

Sean Patrick, Executive Director and Founder, comments, “Climb4Life raises awareness in women who are active and healthy while empowering females to take control of their health, assist funding of research scientists to find new directions in early detection and provide a community of support.”

Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond CEO adds, “We have partnered with Sean Patrick and HERA from the beginning, hosting the very first Climb4Life event and we are awed by the energy and positive impact they have achieved. Black Diamond is proud to continue to play host of this event as it has grown and extended the values of climbing beyond the vertical realm and into mainstream society.”

The event kicks off at Black Diamond Thursday, September 13, with a party at the Brookside Broiler and Grill. Throughout the weekend, yoga, rock climbing sessions, meals and a slide show by mountaineer Tonya Riggs, “Dare to Dream: Beyond Everest,” highlight the activities. For more information or to join in the festivities, go to HERAfoundation.org. Sponsors include PrAna, La Sportiva, The North Face, Petzl, Mammut, Montrail, Evolv, Exum Utah, Sterling Rope, and Timberland.

HERA (Health, Empowerment, Research, and Awareness) Climb4Life Celebration will bring together pro climbers Katie Brown, Mike Libecki, Eric Scully, Joe Kinder, Kitty Calhoun, Lisa Rands, Stephanie Forte, Lisa Gnade, Nate Gold, Heidi Wirtz, Brittany Griffith, Chris Lindner, Alli Rainey, and Kate Rutherford. The climbing will take place in the canyons surrounding Salt Lake – Big Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood and American Fork. HERA is offering participants new to climbing two free days of instruction courtesy of Exum Guides Utah.

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. is an employee-owned manufacturer of equipment for rock climbing, alpinism and freeride skiing. By consistently building innovative 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 www.blackdiamondequipment.com

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