A company that needs no introduction in these parts. Folks have been relying on BD products since Yvon Chouinard started forging pitons in the late 50s. The engineers recently released a full line of carbon skis to accompany their essential ski mountaineering products such as the Whippet pole.
We are forever indebted to Andrew McLean, designer of the Whippet. With dozens (hundreds?) of known uses, the iconic pole is a staple of ski mountaineering. The latest iteration features a totally removeable Whippet head, allowing you to adapt to the chan..
In the battle for lightweight head protection, Black Diamond has moved a-head with the Vapor helmet. With a head-turning weight of 199 grams (7.0 ounces) [M/L], the Vapor can already be seen atop the heads of many skimo racers. It’s packed in the back wit..
BD skins have some of the best attachment systems around. They are simple and stand the test of time. Find replacement parts or build a new skin using the tools below.
Skin Tip Loop Kit - A double metal-bracket system that attaches your skins securely ..
The Carbon Whippet is the high-tech big brother of the iconic Whippet. If you enjoy steep skiing and haven’t tried a Whippet yet, then you are missing out. If you have tried a Whippet, then you know handy they are in just about every situation. This itera..
The Vapor Carbon 1 is a simple, strong pole that has an extended grip for choking up on skin tracks. Made with carbon and glass fibers, the pole is ultralight and stiff which makes it great for racing and efficient touring. The poles have adjustable hand ..
Whether you like some powder or lots of powder, Black Diamond makes the right size basket for you. If you cut off your straps and later regret it, maybe you can find replacements here. Various BD ski pole widgets are listed below.
Compact Powder Basket..
When you finally learned to not run with scissors, your mother probably thought she had finished her job and never imagined you'd be skiing with an ice axe in your hand. Do yourself and your mother a favor by keeping this on your axe when not in use. This..
Glop Stopper is the most popular climbing skin wax on the market. It temporarily improves the glide of your skins while adding a waterproof barrier to help prevent snow from sticking. Rub some on your skins before heading out for tours on sunny days. Keep..
Weighing 15% less than classic Camalots, the Black Diamond Ultralights are the best cams for light ‘n fast technical ascents. Use them for protection while climbing and as an emergency anchor on the descent. The lobes have been exquisitely machined to sav..
The Whippet-less Whippet! It is often said that the best pieces of gear are the ones that can disappear while using them. That doesn’t mean you should be chucking your poles off ridges and peaks in the hopes that they’ll work better. The statement really ..
Smooth! The Black Diamond Helio 200 is feature-packed, fully capable, and fully awesome. It pairs well with everything from skinny skis and race-boots to big skis and four-buckle boots. If you want your ski binding to do a little bit of everything, then t..
Purists may try to avoid using ski crampons and rely instead on skinning technique or boot-packing, but there are times when ski crampons are the most efficient travel option. Maybe you’d rather avoid wallowing through breakable crust. Maybe you don’t wan..
If you ski a lot, chances are pretty good that you have more boots than you have feet. These Black Diamond Helio Adjustment Plates are the perfect way to ensure maximum “swap-ability” between your skis, boots, and bindings. The 30mm long plates are thin t..
A good piece of gear should just fade into the motions of the day, working well for its designed task and not complicating things. With the Razor Carbon Pro ski pole from Black Diamond, you're going to forget that you even have a pole in your hand-- just ..
Whether you're pushing the limit in your own back yard, exploring a new mountain range, or simply want to be prepared for the unexpected, the Black Diamond Alpine Whippet Attachment has you covered. Using BD's ClickLock Dial, this head attaches to your Wh..
Lightweight backcountry ski gear has been a revelation to many skiers, but new technologies in the school of fast-and-light have mostly stuck to the three main categories: skis, boots, and bindings. Recently, however, we've seen a surge in innovation in o..
Black Diamond held no punches when cutting weight for their LiteForge Screwgate Carabiner-- they even removed the unnecessary letters in 'light'. Do you know how serious you have to be about 'light is right' to change the spelling of a word? It's been spe..
The trekking poles of yesteryear were pretty much glorified alpine ski poles, with no adjustability, shock absorption, or extra features. With the recent innovation in the world of trekking and fastpacking, however, the paradigm has flipped and now ski po..
Tuckerman Ravine sits on the eastern side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington and is home to some of New England's most iconic ski lines, from the infamous Headwall to the perennial favorite Hillman's Highway. It's also a glacially-carved cirque -- a remn..
The Helio 200 LT is the slimmer little brother that the Helio 200 has been hoping and asking for all these years. By ditching the adjustment plate, keeping the smooth Monolink 1.0 toe wings, and retaining the ability to independently adjust vertical and l..
At Skimo Co we're pretty conscientious about things that are light, so the construction of the Vapor Carbon 2 Pole was a real head turner around here. Designed specifically for ski-mountaineering and backcountry skiers, these weight-conscious poles are so..
Big backcountry adventures are that much better when your gear is fully dialed in and that much worse when they're not! We don't love excessive weight but this tool is anything but excessive when it saves the day. So don't let a loose binding or backed ou..
Quite often in the world of fast and light endeavors, one must agonizingly choose between comfort and weight. However, when it comes to picking a shelter, that decision is a cinch with the Black Diamond Distance Tent. Simple, lightweight, and incredibly p..
The Alpine Avy Safety Set from Black Diamond is a compelling set of light and fast backcountry skiing safety gear. The professional SKU makers at BD have combined the svelte Recon LT beacon with the impressive Transfer LT shovel and a Quickdraw Carbon 240..
Transfer lots of snow while your partners are green with envy. This Envy Green Transfer LT shovel from Black Diamond is a lightweight, all-aluminum backcountry shovel that values both weight and durability. The riveted blade design let BD engineers keep t..
Black Diamond's Guide Snow Saw is a unique multitool. Sure it rips through snow with the razor-sharp teeth, but it also has bonus features that are just what you need when you pull it out. There is a pit cord attached for cutting ECT blocks that stores on..
If you’ve ever thought to yourself “man, it’d be really cool if I could use my ice axe as a shovel handle,” you’re not alone. For years, weight and space-minded ski mountaineers have fantasized about the mythical ice axe that acted as a shovel handle. If ..
The Venom LT Tech Axe has a few tricks up its sleeve, and it’s sure to impress even the most curmudgeonly Black Diamond fans. Strip off the pommel and hammer attachments, swap out the pick (not included), and you’ve got yourself a svelte Venom LT Classic ..
We all try to save weight on those crazy long days with long, technical approaches. Water? Who needs it? Fuel? Meh...Now you can leave your shovel shaft behind without putting your partners at risk with Black Diamond's LT Transfer shovel blade. You will h..
What needs to be said about the Expedition 3 WR (whippet ready) pole? By taking their much loved 4 season Expedition 3 pole and making it compatible with a Whippet attachment, Black Diamond has created one of the most versatile poles on the market. If you..
Gone are the days of using letter openers, scissors, and your teeth to trim your skins, now the preferred method is to use the Black Diamond Offset Trim Tool. This neat little gizmo will cut your skins while leaving a 3mm gap on either side for maximum ed..
Cirque of the Towers, Cirque du Soleil, Black Diamond's Cirque glove. All are wonders to behold, but only one of them can be taken home. The Cirque glove is an odd combination in a good sense. Breathable with great weather protection, the Holy Grail of th..
Made to be light and compact, the Neve Pro is a must-have for when the skin track turns into a near-vertical boot pack. With 10 points, the Neve Pro doesn’t skimp in the traction department, while the aluminum toe and heel help to keep the weight (or lack..
Easy adjustability, compact construction, and Whippet Ready, the John Jay Compactor pole is all of this and more. Designed in collaboration with Black Diamond Athlete John Jackson specifically for splitboarding, this pole is ready for anything. Featuring ..
A glove layering system is an often overlooked but highly effective solution to keep your hands warm, dry, and ready to go throughout the day. If your hands run on the warmer side, why carry a bulky, heavy-duty pair of mitts alongside your gloves when you..
Black Diamond makes excellent crampons, however, from time to time you may find it necessary to change out a part. Please note parts listed below are sold as a pair unless otherwise stated.
Neve Center Cable, Short x2 - This cable allows the Neve Pro ..
When used and abused, ice axe picks can wear out. Thankfully, Black Diamond was kind enough to ensure the picks on the Venom LT ice axes are replaceable. So fear not, simply replace your worn out pick and plod on with confidence.
Venom LT Tech Pick x1 ..
Whether needing to hammer in pitons or just climbing with MC Hammer, the Venom LT Hammer is for you. Compatible with both iterations of the Venom LT, this hammer bolts quickly onto the adze, making a versatile axe even more versatile...