Posts Tagged ‘Black Diamond’

A Windy Tour to End 2014

Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Mount Hood from White River Canyon

Mount Hood from White River Canyon

 

 

Enjoyed a windy cool day in White River Canyon the other day with a couple buddies.

Despite the cold active wind loading we managed to snake our way along the southwest edge and crossed one covered drainage to a minor moraine  that consisted of a healthy mix of wind-loaded drops, icy wind battered crests with pockets of wind sculpted powder.

I attempted to get one small wind-loaded SW aspect test slope to slide, but it presented with stability for my weight.  The angle was about 34 degrees and above tree line.  Lower down in the trees on a SSW 35 degree slope  I walked or wallowed through the crest of a waist deep sheltered powder slope, the slope had sparse anchors and I could not feel any inconsistencies.

If you venture into the backcountry, you need to learn about the avalanche dragons and how to avoid the Human Factors that put you in danger.

To set you down the right path to a long enjoyable backcountry life, get the knowledge of the dragons and human factors here:

Avalanche Center, also provides sales of required gear such as Beacons at the Avalanche Center Store.

For an intro into the condition we call the Human Factor, take a look at what Powder Online produced with the help of Black Diamond and those souls that were willing to share there full story so that we can all learn and improve our backcountry safety..  It is the Human Factor.

Get the latest avy forecast from the Northwest Avalanche Center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony A7 and Black Diamond

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Perhaps you are asking what the Sony A7 has to do with Black Diamond?

Not too much directly, but through the viewfinder of my new camera…

The two melded recently.

If you don’t know what Black Diamond is, well I’ll tell you a little bit.

They are first a climbing gear company that has been a piece of the climbing fabric as long as I can remember.

Secondly, they’ve been utilizing media in a profound and immersive way through their digital catalogs they’ve released in recent years.

You can check out their sweet spot here: Black Diamond Catalogs

In my climbing, I’ve certainly used my fare share of Black Diamond gear and have looked up to their Ambassadors for the sport of climbing.

Perhaps now you’re ready to see how these two drastically different companies came together in my vision.

It was this last month, during my AMR Reach and Treat Academy Finals Exam process. Specifically, during the Navigation segment.

The light was greatly diffused through a dense cloud cover and then through the tree canopy and finally around the outer edges of our covered working area. It actually felt a bit like evening, though it was midday.

My buddy Erik was pulling through some calculations, I decided to take advantage of the moment. The following image pulled through my lens and onto my new Sony A7’s sensor. This ended up being my first image I edited in my newly updated Lightroom processing software.

It has become a current favorite of mine. So without anymore delay, here is where and how the Sony A7 and Black Diamond came together:

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