Squamish Mountain Festival and Arc’teryx Welcome the World’s Top Climbers
North Vancouver based outerwear manufacturer and retailer Arc’teryx celebrates climbing and mountain life at the Squamish Mountain Festival this July 16 -20. Since the Festival’s inception nine years ago, Arc’teryx has used the event to profile its athletes, demonstrate equipment and debut original films created by our roster of filmmakers and climbers.
In addition to climbing competitions and clinics, the Festival also features some of the world’s best climbing films. This year, Arc’teryx is showing two breathtaking documentary films – Thalay Sagar and Desert Ice. Thalay Sagar profiles the recent journey of Arc’teryx climbers Jason Kruk, Paul McSorley and Joshua Lavigne to the Indian Himalayas as they attempted a new route on the imposing, 1500 metre north face of Thalay Sagar. In Desert Ice, ice climbers Scott Adamson and Jesse Huey set out to Zion National Park in search of frozen pitches amid incredible red rock formations.
Arc’teryx is also pleased to host global climbing icon Alex Honnold and Cedar Wright where they will present their film The Sufferfest – a chronicling of their bike-powered journey to climb all of California’s 14,000-foot peaks. Alex and Cedar will also discuss their new project, The Sufferfest 2, which is about their grueling three-week, bike-powered adventure to climb 45 iconic towers in the Four Corners region of the Southwestern U.S.
A Q&A session with all the athletes will follow each movie.
The Squamish Mountain Festival has grown to become a highly-respected climbing event with attendees coming from around the globe to challenge the Stawamus Chief, the world’s second largest monolith. The event also gives back to the local climbing community with proceeds going to the CASBC (Climbers’ Access Society of BC) and SAS (Squamish Access Society). These groups play a vital role in helping keep Squamish open and accessible to all climbers.
“Squamish is recognized globally as a premier climbing destination. It’s also had an immeasurable impact on everyone at Arc’teryx by guiding our creative process and helping us push the boundaries of our gear,” said Laura Fergusson, Athletes & Sports Marketing Manager Arc’teryx. “More importantly, this event allows us to pay homage to both our roots and who we are today as we look to grow the sport and give back to the community.”
Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Their relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers breakthrough experiences. The company’s industry-leading design and unique in-house manufacturing center creates technical products that can be trusted to perform in all extremes.
Arc’teryx distributes its products through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including ten branded stores in Europe, North America and Asia. www.arcteryx.com
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