Chris O'Connell

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:53
Laying out my speedwing canopy and clipping into my skis alone on the summit, I was overwhelmed with appreciation for my life and the experiences I am privileged to have in the mountains. Skiing from the summit and taking flight over the unskiable line stands as one of the raddest things I've ever done
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 10:35
When asked about his favourite routes in the Front Range of Colorado where he grew up and learned to climb, Jonathan Siegrist, clearly a history buff, had no trouble rattling off a dozen different routes at different crags—all with credit given to the first ascentionist.
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 09:54
Over a two-week period in February 2015, I traveled with Arc'teryx athletes Jon Walsh, Jesse Huey and Paul McSorley on a mission to Senja Norway, located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle.
Sun, 03/08/2015 - 14:15
With the beginning of winter quickly approaching, myself and fellow Arc'teryx athlete Conny Zamernik were focused on an early season ski adventure. Constantly checking the weather and hoping for good news in far flung locations like Patagonia and Japan’s Tateyama region proved fruitless. With only one week until the opening of our guest house in St. Anton a decision had to be made. We had no idea what to do but eventually decided that a beach adventure would be much easier to come by...
Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:22
Words: Forrest Coots Photos: Jason Thompson Chamonix - set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest peak - is the birthplace of alpinism and extreme skiing, and the place that skiers daydream about during the hot summer months.  
Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:12
Words and photos by Ravi Vora Biting winds, deep snow, waking up before sunrise, spending the day on the side of mountains, and exploring unfamiliar territory - just my kind of vacation. I live in L.A. where cold and snow are not the norm in any season. As a commercial photographer, braving the elements and getting to new places is what I live for. Naturally when I was asked to head to Alberta to explore and shoot in Banff National Park, I was in.
Fri, 02/27/2015 - 09:19
Words & Photos: Morgan Phillips When Explore Canada, Travel Alberta, and Arc’teryx approached me to tell the story of ice climbing, skiing and snowboarding in Banff, Alberta I happily obliged. Known as one of the most beautiful places in North America, it has remained a dream location that I have always wanted to photograph: picture mountains with steep faces and jagged peaks, amazing snow patterns and the most beautiful backdrops you could ever imagine.
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:25
The 2015 King of Dolomites wrapped up in beautiful San Martino di Castrozza, Italy on Sunday, capping off the event's extremely successful third year in style. With 13 professional photography teams battling it out for top prize and an astounding 108 participants in the open 'Wannabes' category, 2015 solidified the King of Dolomites as one of the premier photography and freeride events on the winter calendar.
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:51
Ever since Janelle and I started our project to climb North America’s Fifty Classic Climbs four and a half years ago, we have heard this question countless times from climbers that know the book: “What about Hummingbird Ridge?” To which we reply, “I guess we will cross that bridge when we come to it.”...
Florian Reichert - Arc'teryx Running Athlete
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 22:29
Arcteryx Athlete Florian Reichert shares his experience at the recent Zegama Aizkorri Skyrunning World Series event in Spain before the upcoming world Championships in Mont Blanc.