NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 31, 2021 – The Arc’teryx Alpine Academy returns to Chamonix from July 1-4, 2021, with an extensive program. For the first time ever, a full digital program will accompany the on-site event. This will allow passionate mountain sport devotees from all over the world to experience the Alpine Academy’s unique mix of educational content, movies starring world-class athletes, podcasts and an enlightening panel discussion. For those who can make it to Chamonix, the Alpine Village, in the heart of the town, will host film premieres, DJ sets, Arc’teryx product demos and much more. Check out the full program here.
THE ALPINE VILLAGE
Each day, the Alpine Village in Chamonix, at Place du Triangle, will have its own dedicated schedule and become the buzz of the town. Free for all to attend, all six movies from the program will be screened during the evenings. During the day, the Alpine Village will host the registrations and demo gear area, and act as a meeting place for participants, locals from the alpine community, and elite athletes alike. An Arc’teryx brand experience space will preview next winter gear and the brand ‘Outer Peace’ initiative. Everyone is welcome to come for free and enjoy the festival vibes! Naturally, full Covid safety protocols will be in place at the event.
In the evenings, movies will be screened at the Alpine Village. Highlights from the 2021 program include three world premieres: elite climbers Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat taking on Switzerland’s biggest walls in “WoGü”, skier and highliner Silvia Moser celebrating our deep connection with the natural world in “4 Elements”. Also in the films line-up is a unique project which uses rhythm and dance to tell the story of Chamonix’s glaciers called “Glacial”. During three days, a total of six movies will be screened.
THE DIGITAL ACADEMY
For the first time ever, a full digital program will accompany the on-site Alpine Academy. All digital contents will be available for free on chamonix.arcteryxacademy.com from July 1-11. Mountain lovers from all over the world will be able to digitally access all movies that will be screened during the Alpine Academy. Another digital highlight is the panel discussion, moderated by the mountain guide Isabelle Santoire, which promises to be both riveting, topical and solution-focused, as we look at “Nature Consumption: How to balance the use and protection of wild spaces”.
While the “Arc of It” podcast from Vancouver-based comedian Katie Burrell, with guests including Arc’teryx climber Nina Caprez and trail runner Martin Kern, will dive deep into personal stories.
Join us in celebrating 10 years of the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix by posting pictures of your favorite ever Chamonix moments in our online photo contest by July 7. Prizes include an Arc’teryx Alpine Academy Goodie Bag plus the Arc’teryx Atom SL Hoody. Check @arcteryxacademy social channels for more.
For more information about the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy, visit chamonix.arcteryxacademy.com.
Download the media kit here.
Watch the trailer here.
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About Arc’teryx Academies
Arc’teryx Academies are skills-focused, guide-led clinics that enable and inspire participants to engage in the sports Arc’teryx designs products for. The brand has hosted over 1,000 people annually at the Arc’teryx Academies, which have been running since 2012.