Close Up: The Series


Our athletes are the heartbeat of our brand. Get a closer look at who they are, what inspires them, and how they work and live beyond their sport.

Close-Up w/ Johanna Åström

When Johanna entered her first Skyrace in the summer of 2019, on a whim, she came second. A month later, the then 24-year-old unknown from Sundsvall, Sweden, broke the course record on the most technical Skyrace of the Migu Run Skyrunner World Series. Despite her immediate success, Johanna doesn't see herself as overly competitive. She just wants to have fun and test herself while doing it. Luckily for her, running straight uphill fits her definition of a good time.

Featuring: Johanna Åström
Run Time: 4 minutes

Close-Up w/ Henriette Albon

All in, that's the mentality that Henriette Albon lives by. After having an epiphany and deciding to leave her 50-hour-per-week day job. Henriette packed her things and moved to the northernmost part of Western Norway, Møre og Romsdal. She's never looked back. Her life now revolves completely around her dream of being the best professional trail runner that she can be.

Featuring: Henriette Albon
Run Time: 3 minutes

Close-Up w/ Hamish McArthur

The 2021 Youth World Champion in bouldering and lead climbing, Hamish’s path to success has been a unique one. As the youngest member of Team Great Britain at the age of 12, he won everything he entered for years. Then flash forward to competing for his country, and he couldn't break past the 4th spot. A COVID-forced break changed everything. With no pressures, no distractions and no real reason to climb at all, Hamish found the next level – by simply climbing for himself. Instead of thinking too much, he went back to the basics “I started to climb more naturally like an ape or monkey. Trying to not try so hard.” Sometimes freedom is all you need. Get close-up with Arc'teryx athlete Hamish McArthur.

Featuring: Hamish McArthur
Run Time: 4 minutes

Close-Up w/ Mina Leslie-Wujastyk

Mina loves climbing; stretching her limits, exploring movement, and immersing in the experience. So what happens when she adds a baby to the mix? “When you’re climbing it is very all-encompassing, and that’s part of the joy of it. I absolutely LOVE being a mama but it’s also challenging to have that level of involvement and look after a child at the same time.” Being a mother has challenged Mina with finding a whole new kind of balance. Get Close-Up with climber, mother and Arc'teryx athlete Mina Leslie-Wujastyk.

Featuring: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk
Run Time: 3 minutes

Close-Up w/ Edgar Cheylus

French and European Junior Freeride Skiing Champion, Edgar Cheylus thrives on creativity. He loves to meld the skills he learns from surfing, kiteboarding, and skateboarding into his skiing and vice versa. And why stop the creativity there? Now he’s starting to design and build the tools he uses on the water and the mountain. “I love every aspect of skiing. Alpine technique, the freestyle stuff, mountaineering skills. I try to blend it all together and do a mix of it.” Get Close-Up with freeskier and Arc'teryx athlete Edgar Cheylus.

Featuring: Edgar Cheylus
Run Time: 4 minutes

Close-Up w/ Florian Reichert

Former German road marathon and ultra-trail champion Florian Reichart has evolved into much more than a mountain runner. Also a high school English, Spanish, and PE teacher, he’s using the inspiration he finds in the mountains to challenge a whole new generation to discover their inner passion. “My days as a top-notch athlete are counted. I see myself now entering a role as a mentor and motivator. It’s a whole other dimension of sport.” Get Close-Up with teacher, inspirer, and Arc'teryx athlete Florian Reichert.

Featuring: Florian Reichert
Run Time: 3 minutes

Close-Up w/ Stinius Skjøtskift

What do you get when you combine mad ski racing skills with a love of skateboarding and music? You get Stinius Skjøtskift — a rhythmic freeride skier who glides to the beat of his own drum. And when he isn’t dropping into huge mountain faces or skating the streets, he’s dropping heavy beats as a live DJ. “Music is influencing my skiing a lot. Especially, if the conditions are great and I have a great track – my skiing gets so much better.”

Featuring: Stinius Skjøtskift
Run Time: 3 minutes

Close-Up w/ Silvia Moser

You may know Silvia for bursting on the scene with a second overall finish during her rookie season on the Freeride World Tour, on her way to several National titles for her skiing. As impressive as this is, Silvia is dedicated to something much bigger – lifelong learning. In between ski sessions, she's earned a university degree, become a sommelier, and is stepping up as the third generation to run her family business. “In the mountains, but also in life, there’s always learning, and you never stop learning. Even if I skied my whole life until now, tomorrow I will learn something new, and I love that.”

Featuring: Silvia Moser
Run Time: 3:36 minutes