Sarah Leishman

Product Testing And The Design Process: With Lusti And Sarah Wallace (Photos by Christina Lusti and Austin Ross)
Mon, 09/08/2014 - 19:50
"I met head Whiteline designer Sarah Wallace three years ago. Spending time with Sarah at her desk has become a common occasion between ski trips and shoulder season visits to the design office. I started out knowing little about outerwear apparel and over the years I learned about seam allowance, face fabrics rating, DWR - I even had the chance to sew a few pieces of my own in the office. This opportunity allowed me to create a working relationship with the design team and an understanding of the true craftsmanship that goes into the all Arc'teryx products..."
Paul McSorley's Baffin Island Expedition Trip Report
Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:21
"We arrived in the village of Clyde River, NU July 27 and connected with our outfitter, the gruff but straight shooting Levi Palituq. Over the next few days we made two attempts to reach Sam Ford Fiord by powerboat. On the second effort we managed (barely) to get out of Clyde Inlet amidst a sea of slowly fracturing pack ice. The 160km nautical trip which takes six hours in good conditions, lasted nearly twelve hours as we jockeyed and bumper-boated our way through a giant jigsaw puzzle of ice bergs..."
Siegrist On 'Speed' In Switzerland
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 13:50
"I first saw video of ‘Speed’ probably 8 years ago. I was in my sophomore year as an undergrad at Naropa University in Boulder, Co. I had been climbing for a little over a year. Every day that I had time after class I would drive my truck up to the local bouldering spot, Flagstaff Mountain, and desperately climb V5 until my skin was wrecked. After one of these bouldering sessions, a friend showed me the climbing film, ‘Auto Route’, and totally in awe, I watched it on repeat. The basic story is that three American boys were touring Europe and crushing. For some reason the footage of Dave Graham climbing ‘Speed’ left a special impression on me..."
The Dogs Days In Southwest, BC With Leigh McClurg Of Pebbleshoo
Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:17
The start of summer, until now, has been a busy time. We've had a long spell of clear, warm weather in our home of Squamish and Southwest British Columbia, which means every day feels like an opportunity to get outside and explore. We almost long for the rains to return so that we can have a moment to stop and simply reflect on what we've been doing and where we hope our efforts will take us in the future...
Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:51
We had the idea of collaborating on a film project about ice climbing in Cogne, our chosen home for the last 10 years, for quite a long time. This small mountain village deep in the Italian Alps is known around the world for its spectacular ice climbs...
Ten Worthy Adventure Zones In The Greater Toronto Area: Jenny Johnson photo
Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:30
To celebrate the opening of our new store in Toronto, we've stepped up our game by putting together the scavenger hunt that keeps on giving. It starts with a chalk bag hidden somewhere in the city limits of Toronto on the morning of Saturday, August 16, and ends with a chance to win a trip to Whistler at our Grand Opening on August 23! We wanted to get you revved up for game day by listing off 10 Worthy Adventure Zones In The Greater Toronto Area...
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:26
"It's not the social norm to live in a van. But if you really think hard about it, you may realize there is no longer any reason NOT to live in a van. At least that's what happened recently to me," Arc'teryx climbing athlete Jason Kruk on his new homestead: a white utility van with all the fixins...    
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:53
"I would call this place a hidden gem if it weren’t for the packs of air-headed day hikers roaming through the area. All the same, Lake Winnemucca near Carson Pass on Highway 88 makes for quite the overnight trip through Mokelumne Wilderness, California..." Words and (awesome) photos by Carlos Eliason...
Nina Caprez And Orbayu: Multipitch Media And The Process Of Climbing With Extra Challenges: photos by Sam Bié
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29
After several weeks of cold and rain in the Picos de Europa (Spain), Nina happily returned home to Grenoble, France. She was happy because her partner Cédric did the route and happy because she free climbed all pitches of her dream project: Orbayu...
Forrest Coots In The Cordillera Blanca Mountains: Not So Famous For Skiing. Photos by Jason Thompson.
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:28
We’ve quickly learned over the past two weeks that a ski trip to Peru really isn’t about skiing. It’s a test in the art of persistence and patience, which doesn’t come easy, you have to earn it. Initially, (after the long flight to Lima) we had an eight hour bus ride up and over a windy mountain pass from the coast to the Catholic city of Huarez, home to 120,000 who live at elevation of over 10,000 feet....