Words and photos by Raph Slawinski
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."
Sun, 04/26/2015 - 08:40
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.
Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:45
Arc’teryx has nailed it with the features of this harness. While still maintaining the lightweight and sleek profile that Arc’teryx harnesses are known for, the AR-385a does not skimp on any of the features that make for a quality harness.
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:51
Words and photos from Pebbleshoo.com "We were stoked to finally get a pair of the Acrux FL shoes on our feet. We'd been seeing glimpses of them online and after using many different shoes over the years, these really had us intrigued.
Sun, 03/22/2015 - 09:00
The following moves are etched into my mind. I remember scrambling for finger jams, peering down between my legs and seeing the distant piece of protection, trying to stuff in another cam, only to find it was too big, trying to shake out my arms, and forging ahead, hell-bent on getting to the anchor. My world shrunk down to the only the most imperative things: the slick, crystalline footholds underneath me, the feel of the bone-white granite, and the surging desire to push on. I arrived at the anchor doused in chalk and sweat, tired to the core, and buzzing from the tips of my fingers to my toes.