Ryan Proctor

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Ryan Proctor is our Digital Community Manager and the person responsible for curating and creating the content of The Bird. Beginning his ski career at the age of 5, he is an Ontario transplant who has been living in Whistler for the past ten years. He joined Arc’teryx in 2010 and while he’s not a big fan of employment in general, “this job has been good so far."
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:07
Final stop - Turkey. This was the destination I was most psyched on. I was in Turkey last year for about three weeks for the Petzl Bolting trip and honestly, I love this country so much. The people there have a real respect to each other and it feels like they would do anything for you. The climate and the food are amazing and life is healthy, simple and ‘chill’. So far every thing is running smooth.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:41
Cinemagraph photography is a little known style of image that takes advantage of digital displays. They are still photos that have subtle aspects of the image in motion; smoke, haze, fluttering fabric, running water, or the like.
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:10
With rain constantly falling from the sky in our home of Squamish at the moment - reminding us that we do in fact live in a rainforest - it can be easy to forget just how amazing the past few weeks have been.
Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:52
Hey Portland, heads up -  we're comin' in hot!  Our new Arc'teryx store opens in town November 1, 2014.  To help you enjoy the all the gear you pick up there, we wanted to give you tips on things to do and places to see in and around this great city... 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:31
The crazy thing with the Petzl Roc Trip is that they take us to places where I have never thought about going in my life. A special part of these long trips is the unusual experiences you have with all of the people around you. We live every day of these trips together and have a lot of fun. Everyone of us can be a little crazy sometimes, but it’s great because you can really learn from each other and you accept more and more that people are different… and that is a good thing.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 16:02
Years ago, flipping through a glossy new climbing rag, a photo caught my eye - A climber’s endeavor through an enormous streaked limestone roof over crystal clear turquoise water. Thailand? I asked myself. No, couldn’t be. They are wearing pants and a long sleeve shirt! I drew my attention to the tiny caption in the corner and read aloud… Lions Head, Ontario. Hmm. A seed of curiosity was planted.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:24
I am a rock climber because it inspires me and is what I am passionate about. I love the beautiful places it takes me, and the essence of being connected with the mind, body and soul.
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:42
This time an earlier knee surgery put me back on the Norwegian track, or should I say back on the saddle, as biking became part of my rehab process. So I jumped on a bike and went for a ride along the scenic fjords coastline.  I spent two weeks far up north, above the Artic circle, cruising through Lofoten and Senja Island, ending my journey in the town of Tromso. 
Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:52
Why are we putting bolts right next to a crack that could be perfectly protected with trad gear? Why are we over-equipping classic climbs with too many bolts to make them more accessible? To raise awareness of questions like these and to the overdevelopment of mountains in general the NGO “Mountain Wilderness Switzerland” organized a four-day climbing event called “Keepwild! Climbing Days“. Their motto: “Keep the climbing in the mountains wild.”
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:31
After a short and really wet stop in Rila (Bulgaria), the caravans headed south to Prilep, Macadonia. This small city is surrounded by a mountain of boulders, a sight I have never seen in my life.