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
By: Arc'teryx
I decided to speak to the IFMGA guides when Arc’teryx launched the new Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot to get some alpine advice and find out what they really want from their boots. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
Log Book: May 6, 2016. Justin Sweeny, Eric Hjorleifson, Christina Lustenberger, Jimmy Martinello and Bradford McArthur set sail from the harbor of Squamish on what will be an adventure of a lifetime. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
Initially, we wanted to climb Pumori West Face, but after the earthquake hit Nepal we didn’t know what to do. Should we go, not go, or go somewhere else? › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
This last November, I began another journey up another under appreciated big wall in Zion National Park. As I reflect upon this experience it dawned on me that when I begin establishing something new in Zion that it takes me about half a year to accomplish the task. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
“We are almost half way through our gas, and we aren’t even half way to our destination.” Boating across the Kinbasket Lake in central BC and up the wood arm was the start of our adventure and it looked like it might not even happen. › Read More
By: Arc'teryx
The first half of the winter, the Alps have been cursed with both rollercoaster temperatures and persistent winds that have scattered the snow away. If ski-bumming life taught me one thing, it would be that there’s always an income to be made out of adversity, like discovering new places and people. › Read More
Via ferrata, cable and step climbing systems, are taking off in popularity, installed on or near ski resorts, climbing areas and other backcountry recreational facilities. At times genuine, other times gimmicky. › Read More

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