Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Words: D’arcy Mcleish It can be difficult to describe Chamonix. Nestled deep in the valley below the Alps’ highest peak,… Read more

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Just Like Riding A Bike

Words: Shelma Jun As I sat at my dining room table one week ago, repeatedly watching a YouTube video on… Read more

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Jackson Hole Exposed 2019

The storm of the season, followed by a few ice-cold, bluebird days, set the six photographers competing in the second… Read more

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POW Canada

Words: D’arcy McLeish The world’s climate is changing, there is no doubt. But the effects of that change are no… Read more

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A Case for Zephyr Pieces

Words & Photos: Mark Smiley I enjoy being alive and well. Alive, as in, not dead, and well, as in,… Read more

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The Future Of Mountain Guiding Is Women

Words: Shelma Jun Photos: Irene Yee “I’m here to help you become the boss that I know you are” said… Read more

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CHARACTERS: Nancy Hoo

Words: D’arcy McLeish Photos: Jordan Manley & Julian Kenchenten “It may sound a bit strange, but I listen for noise... Read more

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CHARACTERS | Tanya Hall, Quiet Crusher

In college, Design Manager Tanya Hall had a tough time staying interested in her studies. Then she discovered climbing. Switching to product design, there was a direct correlation between hands and..

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CHARACTERS | Josh Barringer, Heavy Metal Scientist

Josh Barringer's favourite days are cold and wet. When he’s not testing our long distance trail running products, heavy metal inspires his copywriting. Freedom is being self-sufficient.

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CHARACTERS | 翠英, Smooth Operator

翠英, (Ying), came to work at Arc’teryx because of the logo. She had no experience in the apparel industry, but she did not let that stop her from finding her..

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CHARACTERS: YINTA, WAGGUS, SMITHERS BC

Hut Life at the Burnie Glacier Chalet

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CHARACTERS | Angela Percival

A storm in the mountains is not the worst thing Angela Percival can imagine. She actually prays for bad weather. But minus 40 degree cold is more about survival than..

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CHARACTERS | Silvia Moser

Bellissima: From Italy, pro skier Silvia Moser’s tough year takes a turn toward the divine – in Stewart, BC

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CHARACTERS | Jevon Zyp

You cannot outrun a wolverine. Jevon Zyp tried it once. He wouldn’t recommend it. But he respects the wildest, scariest beast of the woods as part and parcel of what..

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CHARACTERS | Brian Hall

Hankin Evelyn: The Patriarch Of Backcountry Skiing in Smithers

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Things We Care About View All

Microplastic Pollution

Photos: OceanWise Microplastic pollution is an emerging environmental concern with particular relevance to oceans and waterways. Research shows that high concentrations... Read more

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POW Canada

Words: D’arcy McLeish The world’s climate is changing, there is no doubt. But the effects of that change are no... Read more

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Alpinism & Climbing View All

Dancing With The Devil

Words: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Photos: James Turnbull It’s interesting to sit down and write a blog about not sending a route.... Read more

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A Case for Zephyr Pieces

Words & Photos: Mark Smiley I enjoy being alive and well. Alive, as in, not dead, and well, as in,... Read more

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Embrace Of The Serpent | V, 660m, 11c R/X

Words: Paul Mcsorley Film & Photos: Kieran Brownie “Holy Shit!!! Stop!” Dave snapped out, shattering the glazey silence of our... Read more

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The Future Of Mountain Guiding Is Women

Words: Shelma Jun Photos: Irene Yee “I’m here to help you become the boss that I know you are” said... Read more

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The Electric Edge

Words, photos and filming: Kieran Brownie I lean back from the small stance trying to catch a glimpse of Brette;... Read more

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Lynn Magic

Words: Nina Caprez Photos: Jon Glassberg My body is sore. Everything hurts. I keep repositioning my feet, shoulders, hips and... Read more

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Sharks of Königssee, 8a,(13b)

Words: Ines Papert Photos: Stefan Wiebel After a dramatic experience on our last expedition in China where we were caught... Read more

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Stories From The Karakoram

In the summer of 2018, Alik Berg and I traveled from the Bow Valley to Pakistan to attempt the unclimbed... Read more

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A Place Of Contrasts

Words: Nina Caprez Photos: Jan Novak As a climber, I have always wanted to put my finger on “Tough Enough”... Read more

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Arc’teryx Climbing Academy 2018

The fourteenth annual Arc’teryx Climbing Academy has come to a close in the beautiful climbing mecca of Squamish, British Columbia.... Read more

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Skiing & Snowboarding View All

Just Like Riding A Bike

Words: Shelma Jun As I sat at my dining room table one week ago, repeatedly watching a YouTube video on... Read more

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Jackson Hole Exposed 2019

The storm of the season, followed by a few ice-cold, bluebird days, set the six photographers competing in the second... Read more

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POW Canada

Words: D’arcy McLeish The world’s climate is changing, there is no doubt. But the effects of that change are no... Read more

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Deep Snow, Making Friends and Staying Alive

Words: D’arcy McLeish Cover Photo: Andy Bardon What’s the best part about skiing? Ok, maybe the second-best part, as the... Read more

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KINDRED

Words: Izzy Lynch Photos: Zoya Lynch The first time I summited a mountain while ski touring I was nine years... Read more

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

Words & Photos: Andrew Strain The Japanese Alps are mountains, on mountains, on mountains. Perched atop the deciduous ridges, towers... Read more

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The Race To Freeskiing

Words and Photos: Mattias Fredriksson Christina Lustenberger made it all the way to the Olympics, but the toll it took... Read more

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Ski touring through the Land That Never Melts

Words and Photos: Frank Wolf Auyuittuq National Park in southern Baffin Island has drawn climbers to its iconic peaks for... Read more

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Space & Silence

Words: Silvia Moser In the Dolomites, my home mountains, there are still a few places where you can really feel... Read more

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The Empire Of Winds

Words: Thibaud Duchosal Photos: Javier Procaccini Over the last 12 years, I have regularly been packing up my ski bag... Read more

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People & PlacesView All

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Words: D’arcy Mcleish It can be difficult to describe Chamonix. Nestled deep in the valley below the Alps’ highest peak,... Read more

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The Future Of Mountain Guiding Is Women

Words: Shelma Jun Photos: Irene Yee “I’m here to help you become the boss that I know you are” said... Read more

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The Electric Edge

Words, photos and filming: Kieran Brownie I lean back from the small stance trying to catch a glimpse of Brette;... Read more

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The Race To Freeskiing

Words and Photos: Mattias Fredriksson Christina Lustenberger made it all the way to the Olympics, but the toll it took... Read more

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Running Wild

Text by: Tessa Strain Photos by: Jacob Slot Running company: Martin Schøber The Faroe Islands are located a troll’s unsuccessful... Read more

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The Everyday Explorer

Words & Photos: Natalie Panek It was just before twilight as I stood on a hilltop admiring California’s Santa Cruz... Read more

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Amongst Giants

Words: Josh Barringer Cougar Sighting In Area. The bright yellow sign is posted at a trailhead at the edge of... Read more

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From 300lbs to Leadville

Words: Jason Cohen Race Day Photos: Marcus Cook In preparing to run the Leadville 100, there were a few common themes... Read more

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CHARACTERS: Nancy Hoo

Words: D’arcy McLeish Photos: Jordan Manley & Julian Kenchenten “It may sound a bit strange, but I listen for noise... Read more

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Ski touring through the Land That Never Melts

Words and Photos: Frank Wolf Auyuittuq National Park in southern Baffin Island has drawn climbers to its iconic peaks for... Read more

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Events & News View All

Jackson Hole Exposed 2019

The storm of the season, followed by a few ice-cold, bluebird days, set the six photographers competing in the second... Read more

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Arc’teryx Climbing Academy 2018

The fourteenth annual Arc’teryx Climbing Academy has come to a close in the beautiful climbing mecca of Squamish, British Columbia.... Read more

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What Happens In Chamonix… The 2018 Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

It’s safe to say the 7th annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy left a lasting impression. This year’s event brought together hundreds... Read more

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Trad Is Rad

Words: Katy Whittaker In this day and age with bouldering gyms popping up all over the place, bolted sport cliffs... Read more

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#PressForProgress | International Women’s Day 2018

March 8, 2018 is International Women’s Day. In the news there are still too many examples of the wrongs that... Read more

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The Arc’teryx Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Academy 2018 | Photo Recap

We skied, we toured, we rappelled, and we partied. The inaugural Arc’teryx Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Academy in Jackson Hole, with... Read more

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Nat Patridge, Exum Guides | Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy

How do we teach our children to stay alive and be savvy to the dangers of the mountains?

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2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish: Photo Recap

Some Of Our Favourite Moments From the 2017 Arc'teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC

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Gear Reviews & Product Care View All

My Three Favourite Insulation Layers | Katy Whittaker

Words by Katy Whittaker. Photos by Alex Haselhurst. I remember getting my first ever down jacket when I was a... Read more

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Designed for The Wild | Arc’teryx Apparel Design Director Carl Moriarty

Words by Jill Young. Photos by Angela Percival. At Arc’teryx, our most innovative ideas and designs are born when we... Read more

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Tips For Winter Running In The Mountains

Mountains look their best with a covering of snow and have provided some of our most memorable runs, but these conditions also require a bit of forethought and care. Here..

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Protecting the Humans – A Jacket’s Rant

I am a jacket. And not just any jacket. I am a ten-year-old (equivalent to an ancient elder in my world) Arc’teryx Fission SL Jacket. An ultra light, fully waterproof,..

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Favourite Gear: Katy Whittaker Picks

Everybody has that one favourite piece of gear. You know, that one item that you're reluctant to wash because it means you can’t wear it for a whole 24 hours;..

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100+ Days: A Skier’s Journey in the Procline Boot

Words by Forrest Coots. Photos by Jordan Manley. It’s been a big season. Lots of hours logged on snow and... Read more

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Tips for fast and light multipitch climbing: Ditch the backpack

Words by: Emilisa Frirdich On countless occasions I have cringed at the sight of climbers weighted down by large expedition... Read more

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WHAT DO IMFGA GUIDES LOOK FOR IN AN ALPINE BOOT?
KATY WHITTAKER ACRUX AR GTX BOOT REVIEW

Words by: Katy Whittaker | Photos by: Colin Scotchford & Klemen Gricar I would define the best people in the mountains as:... Read more

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Katy Whittaker & The Atom SL Hoody

Most die-hard Arc’teryx fans know of or own an Atom hoodie or jacket, the core piece in the family. The... Read more

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Arc’teryx And PFCs

You’ve probably heard a lot about PFCs (perfluorinated chemicals) in waterproof gear lately. So what are they and what is... Read more

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Hiking & Trekking View All

Running Wild

Text by: Tessa Strain Photos by: Jacob Slot Running company: Martin Schøber The Faroe Islands are located a troll’s unsuccessful... Read more

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A Summer in the North

Words & Photos: Michael Overbeck I’ve been planning this trip for as long as I can remember. In the third... Read more

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Big Days Out

Words & Photos: Florian Reichert In today’s world of superlatives, extremes and spectacular physical feats, covering 250 kilometers with 18,000... Read more

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Lessons From Pain and Recovery | Adam Campbell

Words by Adam Campbell. Photos by Cameron Sylvester. The recovery after breaking my back and hip and the medical complications... Read more

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Bora Through The Ages

Our Friends And Fans Share Their Favourite Bora Memories

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INSPIRING EVOLUTION | Empowering Student Development In Wild Places

Humility, tenacity, and intelligence are just a few examples of ‘soft skills’ that every climber, mountaineer, engineer, and educator would agree are universal assets. How does one acquire such traits?

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Tips For Winter Running In The Mountains

Mountains look their best with a covering of snow and have provided some of our most memorable runs, but these conditions also require a bit of forethought and care. Here..

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The Alps: A Second Time Around

Instead of crossing of bucket list items, I found greater reward in connecting with just a few locations in a more meaningful way. It reflects in my work and how..

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Via Ferrata: Mt Nimbus

True or False: In the beginning, all mountain routes were determined by aesthetics, not athletics. Certainly during the establishment of... Read more

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