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Arc'teryx announces speakers and live music lineup for upcoming Climbing Academy


North Vancouver, BC (July 2, 2015)ARC’TERYX, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to announce the keynote speakers and live music lineup that will highlight the upcoming ARC’TERYX Climbing Academy on July 10th – 12th, 2015 in Squamish, British Columbia. 

The popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts from around the world to scale legendary Squamish routes, while also providing attendees with extra curricular activites to compliment the weekend. 

On Friday evening July 10th, two of the worlds leading alpinists, Raphael Slawinski and Marc-Andre Leclerc will speak about their latest adventures in the Himalayas and Patagonia. Following these two inspiring athletes, Vancouver’s indie soul band, The Boom Booms, will take the stage at 8:00pm to continue rocking the vibe.

On Saturday evening Juy 11th, female rock phenoms Vikki Weldon and Brette Harrington will share stories from their latest adventures of free soloing in Patagonia and new route developing in Morocco. Two inspirational women that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, the duo will be followed by the duet of Jon and Roy, who are rapidly ascending the music world with their unique approach of acoustic rhythmic patterns. Jon and Roy take the stage at 8:00pm.

Wrapping up on Sunday afternoon, the ARC’TERYX Climbing Academy concludes with the sounds of Kane & Potvin at 5:00pm.

All of these post-clinic events will be held in expansive views and open air of the Sea to Sky Gondola summit and all of them are free for event pass holders. Discounted gondola passes are also available for those not participating in climbing clinics but want to take in the music and wisdom of the keynote speakers.

“We are thrilled to feature such a strong lineup of climbing clinics, live music and keynote speakers for this year’s ARC’TERYX Climbing Academy,” said Justin Sweeny, North American Sports Marketing Coordinator. “This is the going to be the best climbing festival we’ve produced in the ten years of hosting it here in Squamish. We’re hoping everyone comes out for a great weekend of climbing and camaraderie.”

For more information on ARC’TERYX Climbing Academy clinics, schedules and the entire event please visit or contact Chris Denny


Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our 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 moments of extreme need.

Arc’teryx distributes its products through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including ten branded stores in Europe, North America and Asia.

Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight. Evolution in Action.