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."
Sat, 10/03/2015 - 19:41
The Tomahwak to Exocet Link Up seemed like a perfect primary objective. It follows a series of steep, sustained and aesthetic ice chimneys separated by snow ramps on a big east face. It is also in the Torre Group, which I find to be the peaks in the region I am most drawn towards.
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 13:02
We pulled out the topo at the top of pitch seven, utterly confused.  “Down climb twenty five meters following a brail trail of insecure slab and edges trending to the right, then climb the corner to a ledge, "5.12." It was the craziest pitch I have climbed anywhere, and alternatively solved easily with a 15 second lower and pendulum, but Mike and I came to Mt. Hooker to free climb. 
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:49
Gloves are one of the most complicated products to build. The hand has a range of motion that enables us to accomplish a wide variety of tasks with precision and dexterity unmatched by any other body part.
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 12:16
Words by Piotr Drożdż, Photos by Luka Lindič and Luka Krajnc 1978 - Latok I, 2500-meter high North Ridge - Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, George and Jeff Lowe retreat about 100 meters from the summit ridge after 26 continuous days spent on the spur. "This is one of my favourite high altitude climbing stories", says Luka Lindič. This year Luka got a chance to take a closer look at that piece of mountaineering history.
Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:31
According to some records, Mount Hunter's summit is reached by no more than six climbers a year. In June of this year, that distinguished and small group of ascentionists was about to expand.
Sun, 09/20/2015 - 11:01
“We were in the Canadian Mountains surrounded by massive glaciers and huge granite walls far from an easy rescue. I could feel my maternal responsibilities so intensely, yet at the same time I was happy that Manu had managed to climb and enjoy these two alpine routes with me.”
Fri, 09/11/2015 - 14:06
Whether you are ski touring in the Coastal Mountains of British Columbia or the Western Alps of Europe, proper layering is crucial for regulating body temperature while shielding you from the elements.
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:24
Words by Piotr DrożdżPhotos by Robert Bösch
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:50
For mountaineers, alpinists, skiers, climbers and runners the mountains all hold a special place in our hearts. It is where our passion began.  It allows us to forget the stresses and worries of life and blows away the cobwebs. Time spent in the mountains is good for the soul.
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:26
Taking stock of our rugged surroundings, it was hard to believe we were in such a savage wilderness just over 24 hours after leaving Squamish.