Veteran snow safety and ski rescue professional Wayne Flann is joining us for the 2014/15 season to give us thoughtful info about conditions in the Sea To Sky corridor of British Columbia and to teach us a thing or two about understanding the weather - and how it relates to our time in the backcountry. His first installment includes his predictions for this season and a little lesson on El Nino vs La Nada....
Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:40
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 13:30
Words by Christina Lusti. Photos by Angela Percival.
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:29
Minneapolis and St. Paul are like most big cities: skyscrapers, traffic, and 9-to-5 workdays define the week for a lot of us. But that doesn’t slow us down. In fact, Minneapolis and St. Paul have won the fittest city for the third year in row. So, if you’re looking to experience the abundance of nature we are surrounded with in this city, here are some great ways to get outside.
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..."
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..."
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..."
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...
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...http://contests.arcteryx.com/toronto/
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...