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5th Arc’teryx Alpine Academy

Written by Fiona

March 10 2016

The alpine educational event, Arc’teryx Alpine Academy, returns to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for the fifth time this summer.

On June 16-19th, Arc’teryx will offer workshops, advice and experiences for enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes alike.

Registration launches on Tuesday March 15 from 11am on


The four-day-event will start with the big Mountain Clean-up. Participants can join certified mountain guides and more than 20 international Arc’teryx athletes to collect rubbish on the mountain. This initiative is a collaboration between the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy and the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc (CMB) with the goal of helping to keep our mountains pure.

The Mountain Clean-up is followed by three clinic days on the mountain and a side programme of seminars, a movie night and an academy dinner.

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 such as Ines Papert, Luka Lindič, Stian Hagen and many more.


Nina Caprez will lead the advanced rock climbing course “7+ climbing” with the target to improve the sport climbing technique of her students. Another new clinic in the valley of Chamonix is bouldering, led by Mina-Leslie Wujastyk. She will help to improve climbing and movement skills by looking at various techniques and methods.

After adding alpine skiing to the list of clinics in 2015, winter sport fans can now also improve their skills in splitboarding. Arc’teryx athlete José Carron will lead this course and give experienced snowboarders insights into various techniques how to perform in steep skiing environments.


  • Photos thanks to Katharine Habermann.

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