CHARACTERS: YINTA, WAGGUS, SMITHERS BC

Hut Life at the Burnie Glacier Chalet

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My First Free Climb On El Cap | Nina Caprez

Words and photos by Nina Caprez Hanging out with me can be really tough, especially when I want to go… Read more

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The Sochi Papers | Skiing A Russian Winter Jewel

We went to Sochi as powder refugees. And found our own kind of gold.

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CHARACTERS | Angela Percival

A storm in the mountains is not the worst thing Angela Percival can imagine. She actually prays for bad weather. But minus 40 degree cold is more about survival than adventure. Wilderness is the place you learn it’s okay to take a U-turn. There’s always something worth discovering back the way you came.

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CHARACTERS | Silvia Moser

Bellissima: From Italy, pro skier Silvia Moser’s tough year takes a turn toward the divine – in Stewart, BC

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WADDINGTON, MUNDAY STYLE

In May 2016, a crew set out on a mission to climb Mt Waddington, located in the very remote reaches of the Coast Mountain Range.
They had three weeks. It was hot and late in the season.

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CHARACTERS: YINTA, WAGGUS, SMITHERS BC

Hut Life at the Burnie Glacier Chalet

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CHARACTERS | Angela Percival

A storm in the mountains is not the worst thing Angela Percival can imagine. She actually prays for bad weather. But minus 40 degree cold is more about survival than adventure. Wilderness is the place you learn it’s okay to take a U-turn. There’s always something worth discovering back the way you came.

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CHARACTERS | Silvia Moser

Bellissima: From Italy, pro skier Silvia Moser’s tough year takes a turn toward the divine – in Stewart, BC

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CHARACTERS | Jevon Zyp

You cannot outrun a wolverine. Jevon Zyp tried it once. He wouldn’t recommend it. But he respects the wildest, scariest beast of the woods as part and parcel of what wilderness is all about. Things ancient, untamed and impossible to contain.

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CHARACTERS | Brian Hall

Hankin Evelyn: The Patriarch Of Backcountry Skiing in Smithers

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Alpinism & Climbing View All

My First Free Climb On El Cap | Nina Caprez

Words and photos by Nina Caprez Hanging out with me can be really tough, especially when I want to go… Read more

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18 pitches in South Kyrgyzstan | Toni Lamprecht

In August 2017, a 4-member team went to the granite walls of the Pamir-Alai mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan in the hope to find good free-climbs. Paul Sass, Benno Wagner, Henry Francis and Toni Lamprecht managed to do the first ascent of “Alexandra Supernova”, 7b, 800m.

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History + New Routes In South Africa | Ines Papert, Luka Lindic & Paul McSorley

Arc’teryx athletes Ines Papert (GER), Luka Lindič (SLO), Paul McSorley (CAN) and their friend Josef Pfnür (GER) explored the Western Cape of South Africa to find walls with potential for new Routes. Read their story of a road trip into one of the planet’s best destinations for Traditional Climbing.

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Learning From Your Trade | The Transition From Climber To Guide

Training to be a mountain guide has been a revelation: I can go climbing all the time, guilt free. In fact, if I am not going climbing, I start to feel guilty.

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Timeline Of The Bugaboos Triple Crown | Will Stanhope

Completing this project was a dream come true and I still feel dazed by the experience. On paper, it all added up, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt trepidation like that before. In the end, it was a perfect project: within reach, but barely.

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Committed To An Original Sin | Jesse Huey On Mount Hooker

With the evolution of modern sport climbing and ease of route development from the top down, venues such as Mount Hooker and The Black Canyon of the Gunnison have become some of the last hold-outs to the new age of route development.

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The Optimist | Jonathan Siegrist’s Dad, Bob Siegrist

Words and photos by Jonathan Siegrist. If you have ever met Bob Siegrist, aside from his athletic build and omnipresent… Read more

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L’or du temps | Nina Caprez

Words by Nina Caprez. Photos by Arnaud Petit. Climbing in the mountains is an interesting thing. It’s like a mirror… Read more

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Retooled | Craig DeMartino On Climbing, No Matter What

I didn’t know how to NOT climb, to NOT live my life. I felt like my accident was a turn, a fork in the road, and a chance to explore a world I was privileged to enter.

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2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish: Photo Recap

Some Of Our Favourite Moments From the 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC

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One Month In Chile | Stanhope & Huey In Patagonia

Words by Will Stanhope. Photos by Jesse Huey and Will Stanhope. “Welcome to the point of anxiety,” said Jesse Huey… Read more

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Sights & Stories From Chamonix | 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

A Photo Recap of The 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

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SUFFER CALLUSES | Katie Bono’s Denali Speed Ascent Record

Katie Bono Sets The Women’s Speed Record And The 3rd Fastest Time Overall Up Denali

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Squamish Exposed | John Price’s 10 Favourite Climbing Images

In preparation for the Squamish Exposed Photo Showdown at the 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy, we asked photographer John Price to select 10 of his favourite climbing images

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No Plans, No Partners: Chamonix With Mark Smiley and Friends

Words and photos by Seth Adams. I came to Chamonix with no plans and no partners. I was just hoping… Read more

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Skiing & Snowboarding View All

CHARACTERS: YINTA, WAGGUS, SMITHERS BC

Hut Life at the Burnie Glacier Chalet

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The Sochi Papers | Skiing A Russian Winter Jewel

We went to Sochi as powder refugees. And found our own kind of gold.

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CHARACTERS | Angela Percival

A storm in the mountains is not the worst thing Angela Percival can imagine. She actually prays for bad weather. But minus 40 degree cold is more about survival than adventure. Wilderness is the place you learn it’s okay to take a U-turn. There’s always something worth discovering back the way you came.

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CHARACTERS | Silvia Moser

Bellissima: From Italy, pro skier Silvia Moser’s tough year takes a turn toward the divine – in Stewart, BC

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CHARACTERS | Jevon Zyp

You cannot outrun a wolverine. Jevon Zyp tried it once. He wouldn’t recommend it. But he respects the wildest, scariest beast of the woods as part and parcel of what wilderness is all about. Things ancient, untamed and impossible to contain.

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The Electric Adventures Of Greg Hill

Greg Hill’s Maiden Voyage On Electricity

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CHARACTERS | Brian Hall

Hankin Evelyn: The Patriarch Of Backcountry Skiing in Smithers

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Designed for The Wild | Arc’teryx Apparel Design Director Carl Moriarty

Words by Jill Young. Photos by Angela Percival. At Arc’teryx, our most innovative ideas and designs are born when we… Read more

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Stian Hagen | Cutting Teeth In Chamonix

Stian Hagen is the ski bum that never gave up the dream. The Norwegian has called Chamonix home for two decades and still rocks the ski world.

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Going Uphill Sucks | A Humble Opinion

How could going up ever be more fun than going down, folks?

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6 Essentials For The Perfect Multi Sport Mission | Arc’teryx Athlete Michelle Parker

So what do you do when it’s 60º out and there is a LOT of snow? You multi sport! Truth be told, I’ve never actually mixed skiing and climbing until this season, but it seemed very appropriate this year.

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A Backcountry Love Triangle: Why I Left My Heart In Jackson Hole, WY

I’m on my way to this dreamy town to take a chance on a relationship I have considered, but shied away from for so long: ski mountaineering.

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AIRPLANE MODE: Greg Hill On Disconnecting In The Selkirks

It’s a wild struggle that we all face these days, this irrepressible need to check in on life. Although nothing is so urgent that we need to check so frequently, we have become programmed with a need.

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The White Rush: Searching For Snow Traces In The Dolomites

This is a summary of an extraordinary journey on skis back to the beginning of alpine skiing in San Martino di Castrozza.

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BETA FROM GUIDES: Mountain Conditions Report (MCR)

Mountain Conditions Report hosts professional information from guides. Up to date information on climbs, hikes, ski routes, access issues. A free backcountry resource.

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CHARACTERS | Angela Percival

A storm in the mountains is not the worst thing Angela Percival can imagine. She actually prays for bad weather. But minus 40 degree cold is more about survival than adventure. Wilderness is the place you learn it’s okay to take a U-turn. There’s always something worth discovering back the way you came.

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SPEAK UP TO SAVE BEARS EARS

Arc’teryx CEO, Jon Hoerauf, is asking YOU to Speak up to Save Bears Ears now

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Bora Through The Ages

Our Friends And Fans Share Their Favourite Bora Memories

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6 Essentials For The Perfect Multi Sport Mission | Arc’teryx Athlete Michelle Parker

So what do you do when it’s 60º out and there is a LOT of snow? You multi sport! Truth be told, I’ve never actually mixed skiing and climbing until this season, but it seemed very appropriate this year.

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INSPIRING EVOLUTION | Empowering Student Development In Wild Places

Humility, tenacity, and intelligence are just a few examples of ‘soft skills’ that every climber, mountaineer, engineer, and educator would agree are universal assets. How does one acquire such traits?

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Shelter, BC Style

Words by Andrew Findlay. Photos by Steve Ogle In a comfortable, middle class existence, it’s easy to take shelter for granted…. Read more

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Ben Weiland In Nahanni National Park

Ted Grant is a bush pilot who has been flying the remote western edge of Canada’s Northwest Territories for over… Read more

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A Weekend On The Icefields Parkway by Photographer Michael Overbeck

This was an ambitious idea to say the least. Malcolm Watson and myself set out to run, hike, climb, and… Read more

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Photographer Margus Riga In Japan

Words & Photos by: Margus Riga I thought I knew what deep was… until I went to Japan. A friend… Read more

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Events & News View All

2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish: Photo Recap

Some Of Our Favourite Moments From the 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC

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Sights & Stories From Chamonix | 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

A Photo Recap of The 2017 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

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Squamish Exposed | John Price’s 10 Favourite Climbing Images

In preparation for the Squamish Exposed Photo Showdown at the 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy, we asked photographer John Price to select 10 of his favourite climbing images

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Arc’teryx Withdraws from Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City

Arc’teryx, a company that has long supported preservation of wild spaces, formally announces today its withdrawal from Outdoor Retailer in… Read more

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The White Rush: Searching For Snow Traces In The Dolomites

This is a summary of an extraordinary journey on skis back to the beginning of alpine skiing in San Martino di Castrozza.

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The Spearhead Traverse: A Whistler Classic

The Coast Range Mountains are known for their steep peaks with quality freeride and ski mountaineering lines. At the heart of these popular mountains sits Whistler Blackcomb Resort — and easy access to the world class terrain just beyond.

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HOMEGROWN: BC Style Skiing At Whitecap Alpine Adventures

Words by Jill Macdonald. Photos courtesy of Wright Photography, Austin Ross, Jonathan Wong and Robin O’Neill. A cabin in the woods… Read more

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Lost In China: Ines Papert and Luka Lindič On Kyzyl Asker

Arc’teryx athletes Ines Papert (42) of Germany and Luka Lindič (28) of Slovenia just came back from China with a… Read more

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Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish: The Recap

We might be biased, but we’re going to go ahead and say that the 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy was the… Read more

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All About The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy

Justin Sweeny is our in-house athlete manager here at Arc’teryx, but he also manages one of the biggest events of… Read more

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The Squamish Progression Part One: LeClerc & Weldon

As increasing numbers of climbers come to Squamish to test themselves on the growing bounty of routes, standards are pushed…. Read more

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Gear Reviews & Product Care View All

Designed for The Wild | Arc’teryx Apparel Design Director Carl Moriarty

Words by Jill Young. Photos by Angela Percival. At Arc’teryx, our most innovative ideas and designs are born when we… Read more

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Tips For Winter Running In The Mountains

Mountains look their best with a covering of snow and have provided some of our most memorable runs, but these conditions also require a bit of forethought and care. Here are our top tips for making winter mountain running fun, safe, and enjoyable.

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Protecting the Humans – A Jacket’s Rant

I am a jacket. And not just any jacket. I am a ten-year-old (equivalent to an ancient elder in my world) Arc’teryx Fission SL Jacket. An ultra light, fully waterproof, insulated GORE-tex mountain warrior.

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Favourite Gear: Katy Whittaker Picks

Everybody has that one favourite piece of gear. You know, that one item that you’re reluctant to wash because it means you can’t wear it for a whole 24 hours; the jacket that never gets put away because you are constantly using it or the one that now resides in your rucksack ready for every outing.

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100+ Days: A Skier’s Journey in the Procline Boot

Words by Forrest Coots. Photos by Jordan Manley. It’s been a big season. Lots of hours logged on snow and… Read more

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Tips for fast and light multipitch climbing: Ditch the backpack

Words by: Emilisa Frirdich On countless occasions I have cringed at the sight of climbers weighted down by large expedition… Read more

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WHAT DO IMFGA GUIDES LOOK FOR IN AN ALPINE BOOT?
KATY WHITTAKER ACRUX AR GTX BOOT REVIEW

Words by: Katy Whittaker | Photos by: Colin Scotchford & Klemen Gricar I would define the best people in the mountains as:… Read more

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Katy Whittaker & The Atom SL Hoody

Most die-hard Arc’teryx fans know of or own an Atom hoodie or jacket, the core piece in the family. The… Read more

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Arc’teryx And PFCs

You’ve probably heard a lot about PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) in waterproof gear lately. So what are they and what is… Read more

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Bora Through The Ages

Our Friends And Fans Share Their Favourite Bora Memories

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INSPIRING EVOLUTION | Empowering Student Development In Wild Places

Humility, tenacity, and intelligence are just a few examples of ‘soft skills’ that every climber, mountaineer, engineer, and educator would agree are universal assets. How does one acquire such traits?

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Tips For Winter Running In The Mountains

Mountains look their best with a covering of snow and have provided some of our most memorable runs, but these conditions also require a bit of forethought and care. Here are our top tips for making winter mountain running fun, safe, and enjoyable.

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The Alps: A Second Time Around

Instead of crossing of bucket list items, I found greater reward in connecting with just a few locations in a more meaningful way. It reflects in my work and how I feel when I return from my travels.

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Via Ferrata: Mt Nimbus

True or False: In the beginning, all mountain routes were determined by aesthetics, not athletics. Certainly during the establishment of… Read more

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