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Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy is Back: Registration Opens Soon

Last year's Backcountry Academy. Arc'teryx Academy Photo.

Recently Arc’teryx has been bridging the gap between those interested in outdoor pursuits and the education necessary to do them safely. Arc’teryx Academy currently includes Backcountry in Jackson Hole, Alpine in Chamonix, and Climbing in Squamish. The program is unique because Arc’teryx partners with local guides to provide relatively affordable clinics to learn outdoor skills in each of the three disciplines. Additionally, Arc’teryx brings in a number of their professional athlete team for the weekend which usually includes evening lectures and contests as well. 

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The Backcountry Academy is returning to Jackson Hole after a successful first year. Clinics include avalanche training, crevasse rescue techniques, ski mountaineering skills, technical steep skiing, and much more. The athlete lineup is similarly impressive with Eric “Hoji” Hjorleifson, Michelle Parker, Mark Smiley, and many more attending. Since space is limited, Arc’teryx Academy has been staggering registration and is nearly ready to open it up to the public at 11AM PST on November 25th. Spots will go quickly so make sure you’re ready. Follow the link below to learn more. 

Arc’teryx Backcountry Academy

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