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    Ken Ross
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    @kr

    In 1957, Yvon Chouinard founded Chouinard Equipment, Ltd., selling hand-forged steel pitons out of the back of his car to support his love of surfing and climbing. Chouinard Equipment grew into a successful business but in 1989 was driven into bankruptcy to escape liability lawsuits ("You didn’t tell me that climbing was dangerous!"; *#@& lawyers!) but former employees acquired its assets to form Black Diamond Equipment Ltd and Chouinard's clothing line continues to thrive in Patagonia, Inc.

    In 1983 Chouinard Equipment created the 2-person Chouinard Pyramid tent (see archive photo here, slide #21). The larger 3-person version released in 1985 became the model for today's Black Diamond Megamid.

    Here is an original Chouinard Pyramid, purchased in 1984 and only lightly used. It is still weather-worthy but has a bit of that old-nylon-too-long-in-storage smell.

    Floor area: 7'x9'
    Height: Adjustable from 60"-74"
    Weight: 2 lb 12 oz

    I don't know what a 25-year-old icon is worth, but make me an offer or tell me why having this tent would make a difference in your life. I would rather pass it on to somebody that can use it than add it to the refuse stream. PM or highsierrahiker at yahoo.

    Pyramid-1

    Pyramid-2

    Pyramid-3

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    j lan
    Member

    @justaddfuel

    Locale: MN

    I already own an oware pyramid, but just want to say what a beautiful shelter this is.

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    John Devitt
    BPL Member

    @cabana

    Locale: Colorado

    PM sent…What a beauty! It should be in a best gear shrine.
    Regards,
    John

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    Chad Helmke
    BPL Member

    @the-gear-recycler

    Locale: High Rockies

    PM sent…would love to take it off your hands!

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    Backpack Jack
    BPL Member

    @jumpbackjack

    Locale: Armpit of California

    PM sent

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    Scott Ireland
    BPL Member

    @winterwarlock

    Locale: Western NY

    I sent you a message as well…thanks!

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    BPL Member

    @biointegra

    Locale: Puget Sound

    Class.

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