The popular Arc’teryx Alpine Academy returns to Chamonix in June 2015 for the fourth year running. This unique and highly respected event offers alpine enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to improve their technical skills and safety knowledge mentored by mountain guides and pro athletes.
Taking place on June 12-14th, Chamonix will welcome 400 additional mountain lovers for three days of workshops, clinics and seminars. New for this year are clinics on big wall climbing and ski alpinism, as well as a mountain clean up event on Thursday 11th, which will also provide the opportunity for pre-event acclimatization.
Taking place at the Aiguille du Midi, theevent offers a wide range of clinics from basic mountaineering, crevasse rescue to an overnight photography course. All workshops are led by professional mountain guides from the ‘Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix’, the ‘British Mountain Guides’ (BMG), Chamex Guides and Arc´teryx Pro Athletes like Ines Papert, Luka Lindič, Nina Caprez, Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, and many more.
With a focus on learning and sharing, off-mountain activities include the seminar night on Friday with workshops from the athletes and guides, and the Alpine Movie Night on Saturday. The mountain clear-up which takes place on Thursday is run in cooperation with the Compagnie du Mont Blanc which Arc’teryx staff, pro-athletes and volunteers will all take part in, helping to give something back to the beautiful mountain environment.
- All clinic descriptions and more info on the event is available on http://arcteryxacademy.com/
- Clinic registration starts on March 17th on the event website