Arc’teryx Alpine Academy at Chamonix
From 28 June to 2 July 2017 Chamonix will host the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2017. This unique and highly respected event offers alpine enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to improve their technical skills and safety knowledge mentored by mountain guides and pro athletes.
The Arc'teryx Alpine Academy is returning to Chamonix this year. From June 29th - July 2nd, the 6th edition of the popular Academy will unite 400 alpine enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes. This one-of-a-kind event aims to create a space where beginners and experts alike can advance their mountain skills through top-notch clinics and share experiences in a unique environment.
The Academy offers more than 20 elite clinics, focusing on mountaineering, climbing, rescuing, ski alpinism and, for the first time, mountain trail running. This is the perfect opportunity for participants to learn from world-renowned alpinists. Also new for this year, the 'Alpine Village' will be installed downtown, turning the popular Place Balmat and Place du Triangle into buzzing hot spots, open to everyone. A solid daily program will include open-air master classes, movie nights, concerts, athlete demos, climbing walls and many more activities related to alpinism.
The Mountain Clean-Up will kick off the Academy on Thursday, June 29th when participants are welcomed to join pro athletes in giving back to nature by collecting litter in the mountains surrounding Chamonix.
Finally, this year's Academy extends its playfield to include Les Grand Montets, topping off favourites such as l'Aiguille du Midi, Brévent and La Mer de Glace.
The Arc'teryx Alpine Academy is the ideal place to advance your mountain skills.
All clinic descriptions and more info on the event is available on chamonix.arcteryxacademy.com