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This is your chance to win a place on the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy and Gear from Arc'teryx, Petzl, Gore-Tex, Suunto and Scarpa . The Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy takes place from June 14th to 16th in Chamonix.
Arc'teryx Equipment is offering three days of pure alpinism in the heart of the Alps with events and workshops for beginners to professionals. After its successful premier last year, the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy will once again attract mountaineers and aspiring mountaineers to Chamonix in June.
See below for how to win a place on the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy and gear from Arc'teryx, Petzl, Gore-Tex, Suunto and Scarpa .
High above Chamonix, on the Aiguille du Midi, the second Alpine Arc'ademy takes place from June 14th to 16th: a weekend for all those at the beginning of their alpine career – or those wanting to improve their skills and share their passion with others. Participants can choose from a broad spectrum of clinics including a new special addition this year: Alpine photography with top photographer Alexandre Buisse.
Alpine professionals and the Arc'ademy's host brands will guide participants through the three days covering topics such as equipment choice, alpine tours, alpine climbing, high altitude medicine, mountain rescue and the ups and downs of alpinism in all its variations.
For an inspirational slide show of last years Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy go: here
Guests can test the latest equipment, extend their skills or learn more about injury prevention or caring for climbing equipment during the lecture night.
Another goal of the event is to provide participants with a better understanding of individual security and expertise in the mountains to allow them to experience the joy it can bring in a safe setting. Mountain guides from the local Compagnie des Guides; and Arc'teryx athletes including Ines Papert, Will Gadd, Nina Caprez, Luka Lindic will support the participants with both words and actions.
REGISTER FOR The Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy
You can book your place on the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy at www.alpinearcademy.com
WIN A FREE PLACE on the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy and GEAR from Arc'teryx, Petzl, Gore-Tex, Suunto and Scarpa
A prize draw for a two-person trip to the Alpine Arc'ademy, complete with equipment from the sponsoring brands is online HERE
The Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy is organized by Arc'teryx together with the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc, GORE-TEX®, Suunto, Petzl and SCARPA.
UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com are media sponsors of the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy.
Arc'teryx Equipment, Inc. is an innovative outerwear and equipment production company based in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. With proprietary Canadian manufacturing facilities to test designs and function, products and materials are continually driven forward by passion and performance: evolution in action.