Last week, the Arc’teryx Climbing Academy kicked off at the O’Siem Pavilion Park in downtown Squamish, with a screening of The Enchanting Triple, a climbing journey through the Stuart Range, followed by a keynote presentation by legendary free soloist Peter Croft, and a live performance by one of Canada’s most popular indie rock bands, Yukon Blonde.
The four-day event was free to the public and featured international speakers, educational seminars and clinics on topics related to climbing.
The Climbers Access Society of British Columbia (CASBC) and the Squamish Access Society ( SAS ) also hosted their annual trail build day. Guests were invited to work together to give back to the community by buffing or building new and existing trails to the climbing areas.
Vendors were also on hand in the Stawamus Chief middle parking lot for the Trade Fair and Demo Day. Participants were invited to demo gear from some of the leaders in climbing apparel, shoes and harnesses, and meet the people behind the products.
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