By: Arc'teryx
That's a wrap! Check out the recap video and more great photos from Chamonix. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
The fifth annual Arc'teryx Alpine Academy wrapped up in Chamonix on Sunday. After three days of clinics, seminars, and high-altitude fun, participants were showing equal parts stoke and exhaustion. Keeping up with the best climbers in the world it seems can take its toll. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
Stepping out of the Aiguille du Midi at 3,842m you would have been hard pressed to convince yourself it's mid-June here in Chamonix. The precipation that drenched the valley over the previous two days provided a massive blanket of fresh snow in the alpine. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
Day two of the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy is in the books, and for those that survived yesterday's torrential weather, Friday afternoon's break from the elements provided everyone in attendance constant reminders of why Chamonix is an epicenter of alpinism and one of the most awe-inspiring locales on the planet. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
The world's best climbers have descended upon Chamonix for the Alpine Academy. Day one kicked off with the annual Mountain Clean Up and opening ceremonies. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
A look back at 2015's Arc'teryx Alpine Academy as climbing enthusiasts descend upon Chamonix ahead of next week's event. › Read More
Rituals are beginnings. Regardless of context, they are meant to prepare, providing familiar actions we can perform without thinking to take us into an anticipated state of being. We rely on these rituals, at some moments more than at others. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
The Pole is one of those incredibly unlikely, achingly beautiful features that I’d always wanted to check out. I got a call from Sonnie Trotter last Autumn, inquiring if I wanted to try to free the original Ewbank aid line on the stack. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
On countless occasions I have cringed at the sight of climbers weighted down by large expedition style packs dangling on the rope unable to make upward progress. Their multipitch climbing experience would be more enjoyable, less tiring, and more likely to succeed without the pack. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
As increasing numbers of climbers come to Squamish to test themselves on the growing bounty of routes, standards are pushed. The new normal reaches a level inconceivable by those who were on the edge only 20 years prior. This is the progression of mountain pursuits: harder, higher, faster. › Read More

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