Arc’teryx Alpine Academy hopes to go ahead this July

Taking place in Chamonix from the 1st to 4th July subject to restrictions

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy hopes to go ahead this July

We’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to Covid, but looks like there’s a chance the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy can take place this coming July.

Organisers will review the situation in May, and for now they’re working a provisional calendar for the four days from 1st to the 4th July.

“The events of the last year showed how important it is to get out into nature and enjoy outdoor adventure. For our physical health but also our mental health,” says Max Müller, EMEA Sports Marketing Manager at Arc’teryx. “At this year’s Arc’teryx Alpine Academy we hope to encourage more people than ever to develop a deep and lifelong affection for alpine culture and enjoy spending time in the mountains.”

Over 30 clinics will take place over the four days, covering mountaineering, trail running, climbing and outdoor photography, giving you the chance to learn some boost your skills with some of the best in the business.

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The clinic program caters for all levels of expertise and mountain knowledge, from beginner to advanced. Photo by Quentin Iglesis

Highlights this year include new photography clinics, women’s trail running, a clinic on “Climbing & Mental Strength” as well as “Trail Maintenance”, focusing on the environmental impact of trail use and how users can help to protect routes.

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Many of us would love to try ice climbing but don’t know where to start – the academy will show you! Photo by Piotr Drozdz

To manage high demand, Arc’teryx will operate a registration draw to ensure everyone gets an equal chance of securing a place at their chosen clinic.

For those who want to get involved and inspired but can’t make it to Chamonix, movies and speaker sessions will be available online.

Full details on this and the complete clinic program will be announced on April 14. Find out more here

[Lead photo by Piotr Drozdz]