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 company and job is the best."
Fri, 01/08/2016 - 19:14
5 pro photographers are no longer looking to capture their imagination in action and are now in editing mode. The goal: bring all of the moments they have captured to life in a 3-5 minute slide show to land $10,000 and the Queen/King Of Storms crown.
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 20:19
A few crews took to the Whistler Blackcomb ‘slackcountry’, some with harnesses and drones to take advantage of the new backcountry rules, while the rest opted to continue milking the inbound terrain.
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 20:42
The Deep Winter Photo Challenge is now in its tenth year as one of the premiere photography competitions on snow.
Sat, 12/26/2015 - 14:41
A collection of our favourite letters our Customer Service team and received from our fans throughout 2015
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 10:29
A story about the Norway ice climbing trip of Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer in February, 2015.
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:55
Words and photos by Wayne Flann Here’s the million-dollar question: what will the 2015-2016 season bring? According to the experts, all signs point toward 2015-2016 being a strong El Nino year. But don’t panic yet – things might not be as bad as you think. Introducing: Godzilla El Nino
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:02
A year ago one evening in Sheffield, we watched two very inspiring climbing videos; one of Sasha DiGuillian making the first ascent of Rolihlahla and the other of Paige Claassen making the first ascent of Digital Warfare. They looked like world-class routes in an incredible place so we decided to visit these areas in South Africa.
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:08
From far away the snow on the mountains looked awesome, but as we got closer and closer we noticed heavy winds and little snow on the glaciers.
Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:39
Words by Roger Strong Photos Doug Hutchison, Andreas Schmidt, Will Hinckley and Roger  We are blessed with long, snowy winters in the Cascade mountains of Washington state.  The range is kissed with spells of temperature spikes and its snowpack is stabilized with help of the occasional Pineapple Express system even during our biggest and deepest seasons.
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 11:18
Mammoth white titans rest on the shoulders of earth. Like ancient ghosts, clouds rise up and disappear into the dry land east of the Sierra Nevadas. The peak of Mount Whitney stands before us, though I can’t decide if it’s a friend or enemy. It calls regardless.