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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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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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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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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Safe Travel In Avalanche Terrain: Mountain Conditions Report (MCR)

Snowpack observations, route recommendations and resources in your area. Marc Piché, Technical Director for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), explains how to use the beta available on the MCR and who is posting it. Playing safe begins with relevant and timely information.

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Alpinism & Climbing View All

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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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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Safe Travel In Avalanche Terrain: Mountain Conditions Report (MCR)

Snowpack observations, route recommendations and resources in your area. Marc Piché, Technical Director for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), explains how to use the beta available on the MCR and who is posting it. Playing safe begins with relevant and timely information.

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Nina Caprez: Spank The Monkey — 5.13d R

“Spank The Monkey” follows an unsettlingly sharp, exposed and runout arête up the Northeast face of the distinctive formation.

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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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Light And Fast In The Cordillera Sarmiento: Jacob Slot’s First Ascent Of Cerro Tigreli In Patagonia

Jacob Slot, David Sanabria and Conny Zamernik’s first ascent of one of the unclimbed ice-covered mushroom peaks in the Cordillera Sarmiento in the West fjords of Chilean Patagonia.

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Close Calls On Japanese Ice With Will Gadd

“Before I started climbing I’d done what I always do and made a plan of where I would try to jump if the whole pillar collapsed, but in the heat of the moment I hadn’t been able to do that…”

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Emergence in the Alaska Range With Katie Bono

Words by Katie Bono. Photos by Jason Thompson and Katie Bono. In the Alaska Range, climbing to the top of… 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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Great Sail Peak: Brette Harrington And Marc André Leclerc In Baffin Island

Words by Brette Harrington. Photos by Joshua Lavigne and Brette Harrington. Locked within a frozen arctic sea nine months of… Read more

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Marc André Leclerc And The First Winter Solo Ascent Of Torre Egger

Words by Marc André Leclerc. In 2015, after making the first reverse traverse of the Torres and a new route… Read more

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Fighting Armageddon: Jesse Huey and Maury Birdwell In The Bugaboos

Words by Jesse Huey | Photos by Maury Birdwell and Jesse Huey. I had been hearing about the Bugaboos for… Read more

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Luka Lindič and Aleš Česen On Gasherbrum IV: Beauty and Difficulty

It can be the beauty of the mountain or its difficulty that challenges you. Usually one of those characteristics ignites… Read more

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Jonathan Siegrist: One Last Ass-Kicking Memory On The Diamond

My beaten body rests on a carpet of blissfully soft moss. Gradually I feel the dampness of the greenery soaking… Read more

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Brette Harrington: Rock Climbing in Frey

Words by: Brette Harrington Located in high in the mountains of Northern Patagonia, above the bustling town of Bariloche, is… Read more

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Skiing & Snowboarding View All

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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A KOOTENAY CRUSH

An isolated section of BC’s Powder Highway, the region has a history of gold rush development, boom and bust natural resource-based economies, and settlers who have chosen to hide away, for various reasons.

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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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Safe Travel In Avalanche Terrain: Mountain Conditions Report (MCR)

Snowpack observations, route recommendations and resources in your area. Marc Piché, Technical Director for the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), explains how to use the beta available on the MCR and who is posting it. Playing safe begins with relevant and timely information.

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Cheers, to the Freakin WKND

Words by: Jill Young | Photos by: Sarah Frood A year ago I would have cringed at the thought of… Read more

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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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Volcanic Shoulder Season: Ski Touring In Chile

It was early October and normally I would be taking full advantage of leaf peeping season in the Colorado Rockies. But after a decade of prioritizing riding my mountain bike, it was time to revisit my first true love: Skiing. This time in Chile.

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Greg Hill’s Five Rules To Live By

“I made this video for the simple purpose of scaring people a little bit and getting them to think and understand the risks they are taking in the backcountry.”

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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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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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Making The Most Of It: Paolo Marazzi And Riky Felderer Bring The Fun To Valpelline

Words and photos by Riky Felderer If there’s one thing Paolo Marazzi and I are known in Italy, it’s for… Read more

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SEILBAHNERIN: Saas-Fee’s Karin Huber, Tram Mechanic

“Baking is too stressful.” Karin Huber has a huge grin as she clips in and starts on her highwire act,… Read more

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Waddington – Following In the Footsteps

Justin Sweeny – his official title here is NA Sports Marketing Specialist but in reality he is a firecracker. Crushing… Read more

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People & PlacesView All

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

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.

Read More

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

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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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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Hiking & Trekking View All

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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