For the three days, the historic mountain town of Chamonix was once again the host town of the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. With so many great photos from the event and only selecting a handful for the event updates here on the Bird, we thought we would put together a little gallery along with the 2015 recap video. Hopefully this will give you a little more insight into what goes on during the Academy.
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, 06/14/2015 - 04:46
Sun, 06/14/2015 - 03:28
It was easy to feel the emotion, dedication and pride felt by the athletes as they told their stories. Both the silence and the cheers of the audience reflected the struggles and successes told through each athlete’s story.
Sat, 06/13/2015 - 02:03
Arguably the world’s most well known mountain town and rich in alpinism history, Chamonix is the perfect setting for mountain enthusiast of all levels to dial in or learn new skills in seminars and clinics taught by professional guides and athletes from around the world.
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 10:44
In wintertime, for many climbers, there is no other way to escape frosty conditions and head in the direction of the Spanish sun. Despite the fact that even in Spain weather can be quite fickle, starting each year in November, Cornudella de Montsant becomes a meeting place for those who want to keep their training momentum going and for anyone yearning for a moment of active peace. Sooner or later, every climber finds out that all roads lead to Catalonia.
Wed, 05/06/2015 - 15:11
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!
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.