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."
Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:11
Far too often when out shooting, it’s easier to say something along the lines of “F**k it, we’ll come back and shoot it another day when it’s better” and head back to a warm couch but during events such as these, that option no longer exists and you are forced to play whatever hand you may have been dealt. And of course the thought of presenting your work in front of over a thousand people really puts the pressure on.
Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:52
With the right light and finesse you can be on your way to capturing some stellar photos.  Outdoor photography is more than just an art, its a harrowing story behind each photo.  Most importantly remember to have fun and to stay safe on your next voyage into the great outdoors!
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:30
As winter takes its time bringing the bounty, life actually continues to move along. Does anyone truly have time to sit by the window waiting and watching? We should probably leave this type of behavior for ski movie producers who love to hammer the ever-so-exciting story line of ‘waiting for the weather to clear before the 'bird' could fly”.
Thu, 12/04/2014 - 19:18
The trick to backcountry meal planning is finding a weight-to-flavour ratio that will also provide enough energy to reach your destination (and it never hurts to pack a little extra Fireball Whiskey, just in case).
Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:55
Hello Washington, DC!  We are setting up shop in your city on December 13, 2014, just in time for the Holidays. To celebrate the opening of the Arc'teryx store (1099 H St. NW) we are hosting a Scavenger Hunt in the area and you could win big. We also wanted to remind you to get outside as often as to can.  To help you do so, we asked a local to guide you...
Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:02
The mountains and the wild are the constant and the activities I do there are free to change with the Seasons. Having a few different activities of interest in the quiver allows an individual to adapt to the changing seasons and continue to head up high to test ones mettle against the mountain regardless of the conditions.
Tue, 11/25/2014 - 09:53
Iceland was not as I expected. Or, at least, half of what I did, and half a pleasant surprise of awe and newfound understanding. During my short excursion, I witnessed more natural wonders than in all of my life; Glaciers, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls of great magnitude and variety, a peek of the northern lights, and black sandy beaches. 
Katy Whittaker And Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Battle British Limestone - photos by Clark and Eder
Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:01
What happens when two climbing athletes work to achieve slightly different goals on the same site? Arc'teryx athletes Mina Leslie Wutastyk and Katy Whittaker teamed up to tackle the British monster of Raven Tor's ‘Mecca The Mid Life Crisis’. Katy worked for the 8b+ and Mina the extension of it, 8c. They each offer their perspectives of the other's battle along the way.  
Sat, 11/22/2014 - 10:34
  "Whether I am guiding, climbing recreationally or working in some other capacity in the mountains is irrelevant.  My individual risk management responsibilities will vary depending on the group and my role within it, however, the collective acceptable risk level for the trip must be met in similar ways". Marc Piché
Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:03
ACMG Ski Guide & Apprentice Alpine Guide Erica Roles was the 2014 recipient of the Arc'teryx ACMG scholarship designed to help guides on their quests to become Internationally Certificate Mountain Guides. She writes about the process of earning her certifications - and touches on life as a female guide (and mother) in a typically male-dominated industry...