We have come to know the mountains and all of their varying conditions, so linking up some of the most stunning summits and cols seemed natural. The ‘Tour del Gran Paradiso’ covers it all so my twin sister Heike, Matthias and I would take up the challenge and assemble at 3 o´clock in the morning of the 9th of April. Our Goal: The ‘Tour del Gran Paradiso’ in a single day!
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 company and job is the best."
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 15:11
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:40
Words and photos by Raph Slawinski
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 14:59
A Spanish climbing trip has truly become the sport climber's pilgrimage. Areas such as Oliana, Siurana, Santa Linya, and Margalef have become household names in the international climbing community.
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 09:36
Words and photos by Piotr Drożdż The most prestigious annual mountaineering award ceremony in the eyes of Luka Lindič On April 11th, at the ceremony held in Courmayeur, Italy, Luka Lindič, a member of the Arc'teryx team, together with his partners Marko Prezelj and Aleš Česen were awarded the prestigious Piolet d’Or for their ascent of the north face of Hagshu in India. Luka is probably the youngest person to receive “The Oscar of Alpinism”.
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 08:38
Not all of us had spent much time together outside of work, but we all spend a good amount of time in the mountains. Our combined experience in the outdoors helped us worked together and this was the first time we were truly reliant on each other.
Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:25
Words have always been my fascination. Entire weekends, school assemblies, fire drills; I’ve read through them all. As a kid, locking diaries and notebooks were constant companions. I filled them with stories and pages out of my imagination.
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 22:24
As an Arc’teryx photographer, planning trips is one of my favourite parts of what I do. I love conspiring adventures. Fact is - I’d do it anyway. I’d go on that adventure with or without the work assignment. The photo or video assignment merely provides the focus while the deliverables outline the challenge.
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 22:18
I joined Arc’teryx 4 years ago. My current role is Senior Design Developer, working with our athletes and the design team to create the best garment for each outdoor activity. Although my previous job and current job sound completely different, they are quite similar in their pursuit of excellence.
Tue, 04/14/2015 - 22:12
I am now working as an ACMG assistant ski guide and Arc’teryx/Volkl athlete during the winter months. My love for the mountains has opened up a life of opportunity and incredible experiences. Living out new adventures through skiing with great friends is something I plan to be able to do the rest of my life...
Thu, 04/02/2015 - 12:27
An empty beer bottle flew over the top of the wall to shatter on the concrete sidewalk. A head appeared over the parapet. “Yo, whatcha guys doin’? Trainin’ for Everest?” a local drinker asked gruffly.