Four days of exceptional mountain experiences in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

February 11, 2020

NORTH VANCOUVER, Canada, February 11th, 2020 – The Arc’teryx Alpine Academy, the largest global event for alpine enthusiasts, is back in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc from July 2-5th 2020. Now in its ninth year, this iconic event is designed to bring together people of all nationalities and abilities and encourage them to explore new terrain. Together with world-class guides and athletes, everyone can advance their mountain skills.


The upcoming Arc’teryx Alpine Academy program comprises a total of 77 immersive clinics, five of which are new including a two-day overnight trail running experience, an adaptive climbing session and a two-day overnight big wall climbing clinic. The full program covers a wide assortment of activities for every skill level, from mountaineering and climbing, to trail running and alpine photography. Full details and a complete listing of the clinic options will be announced on March 10th.





The demand for clinics has increased in recent years, and to ensure all participants have an equal opportunity to secure tickets for their chosen clinics, a new lottery ballot system will be introduced this year. Lottery sign-up will be open from March 10-17th, with registration access confirmed on March 19th.  Those who are offered clinic spaces will be instructed to register on the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy website on March 24th.




During the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy, the center of Chamonix transforms into a bustling Alpine Village, offering free events and activities each day. Under a giant canopy, the Alpine Village features an Arc’teryx brand experience space which plays host to world film premieres, elite athlete talks, guest speaker sessions, product demos, and workshops. The Alpine Village is also home to a bouldering wall, a lounge area, live music, food, and drinks, where the Academy participants and local community members are welcome to gather, connect, and enjoy the outdoor festival.  



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About Us

Arc’teryx is a global design company based in North Vancouver, Canada, specializing in technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment. Our products are distributed through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including over 50 branded stores. Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight.



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 up to 1,200 people annually at the Arc’teryx Academies, which have been running for 13 years. The 2020 Arc’teryx Academy programming includes the Backcountry Academy in Jackson Hole, WY (USA), Alpine Academy in Chamonix, France, and Climbing Academy in Squamish, BC (Canada).



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