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Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2014

7th March 2014 | 0 comments

The Arc’teryx Alpine Arc’ademy will return to the French Alps this summer, giving novice and experienced alpinists alike the chance to learn new skills in and around home of alpine sports. Based at the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, the three day event will run from 13 – 15 June, with multiple outdoor workshops and seminars on offer for all …

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Piolets d’Or 2014

16th February 2014 | 0 comments

This year’s Piolets d’Or mountaineering awards are fast approaching, with a long list of climbers and internationally renowned alpinists hopeful of winning the coveted title. Held in Chamonix, France and Courmayeur, Italy from 26 – 29 March, the event celebrates the greatest ascents and mountaineering achievements of the last 12 months, with a jury of mountain experts deciding on those …

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Action Outdoors launch summer mountaineering programme

3rd April 2013 | 0 comments

If you’re looking to get into alpine mountaineering this summer, but find that most courses are a little out of your budget, then take a look at Action Outdoors, who has just launched their summer programme. The company are the UK partners to the French organisation UCPA, a not for profit organisation set up by the French Government to encourage …

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Entries now open for 2013 Chamonix Adventure Festival

16th March 2013 | 0 comments

The 2013 Chamonix Adventure Festival is now open for film submissions for the event taking place from the 15th-20th of July.  The event brings together adventurers, explorers, enthusiasts and athletes to share their stories and showcase their talents through film, photography, art and displays. Over the course of four nights over a thousand people watched last year’s film programme featuring …