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, 02/20/2015 - 11:57
There's a scene in Frozen Titans where I am clearly really messed up. I'd pushed too hard for too long in horrible conditions, and entered into a sort of mental physical trash compactor zone where my options are decreasing with every minute I spend there.
Mon, 02/16/2015 - 13:39
It was Wednesday, just past midnight. A text from Arc’teryx photographer Angela Percival pops up on my phone: “Hi Pia! Heard you’re back on your skis, and that your knee is doing fine. What’s your plan the upcoming week? Can you come to Japan for a shoot this Friday?”
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 11:54
I had the opportunity to use this jacket while alpine climbing in various locations from the Coast Mountains of BC, the Cascade’s in Washington, and the Bugaboos in the Interior of BC.  Spending long days in varying temperatures and climates can be challenging, and having the right outerwear to get you through any situation possible is important. 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 14:58
The suit... Yeah, that’s a funny story actually. It’s probably a $10,000 suit after everything it took to get it there. My brand new pants and jacket were unrecognizable after Sweetgrass sent it this guy in the US who built the light suits for Pep (Fujas) and I.  Pep had his right from the start of the trip, but mine showed up near the end because there were some shipping troubles or something and it was stuck in customs. One of the guys from the crew was on the phone everyday with customs before it was releases and rush shipped to Golden. They had to fly it in on its own heli to the lodge.
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 13:16
"Two days of rest helped ease the pain of my injured ribs and we returned. During the approach we kept on cracking jokes as we were in such high spirits that there was no room for fears or doubts. Highly motivated by my friends, I started climbing."
Wed, 01/14/2015 - 20:10
More than two thousand Ice fans sampled the legendary "farmed" ice of the Uncompahgre Gorge during the 2015 Ouray Ice Festival.
Tue, 12/30/2014 - 16:28
Matthias (Scherer) and I are devoted Ice Climbers with a lot of experience concerning the quest for early season ice. While the winter in the Alps often settles in after December, it can often be found full on in November in the Canadian Rockies. So, we both headed for the Rockies in hopes for early season ice. This year the Rockies were also still dripping with water instead of cold, solid ice.
Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:21
Our Customer Service team gets to interact with our customers directly each day - fixing warranties, helping with product advice or just listen to stories of adventure or mishaps. We love getting letters and talking shop with our fans and want to let you in on some of gold we get sent to us.
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!