Davy Wright

Davy Wright

Welcome to episode 17 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Shane Ohly, who has a passion for all things adventure, with his take on the definition of the term.

Tuesday, 03 May 2022 20:20

“Luxury” Ultra leaves its Mark

Highland Kings, a premium events company, were on the Isle of Arran last week and the ripple of their event has been heard across social media as images emerge of the markings left on the rocks used to guide their participants.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022 05:47

#pitopod #16 | Isaac Kenyon: Eco-Adventurer

Welcome to episode 16 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Isaac Kenyon.

Welcome to episode 14 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Calum Maclean.

Welcome to episode 13 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Simon Yearsley. Simon has spent his entire adult life climbing, he has first ascents all over the globe.

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy will elevate the mountain experience for all adventurers, regardless of ability.

The Arc’teryx Alpine Academy – the world’s biggest educational event for mountain enthusiasts – will reach new heights when it takes place from 30 June to 3 July 2022.

Over the course of four days, this much celebrated event will bring the alpine community together in Chamonix where they’ll be able to enhance and elevate their mountain skills, get inspired and connect with like-minded people.

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This 11th edition will feature a series of intimate in-person clinics on the stunning Mont Blanc massif and around the Chamonix Valley, including selected highlight clinics with some of the world's top mountain athletes.

This year’s Arc’teryx Alpine Academy will also be cranking up the volume with a unique line-up of music. Stay tuned for more on this addition to the Academy as artists are unveiled in the coming weeks and months.

The Academy will be open to the public, too, with a range of free events and activities for all locals and visitors in the Chamonix area. With a prime spot in the Alpine Village at Place du Triangle de l'Amitié, right in the heart of Chamonix, guests can try mastering the bouldering wall, enjoy live music performances and chill out in the pop-up bar and lounge. Visitors will also be treated to film premieres, guest speakers and live DJ sets on our elevated stage.

For those who want to get more involved, the Alpine Academy will give guests a rare opportunity to peek behind the curtain as we show them what goes into creating Arc’teryx products, from R&D and manufacturing to testing and how some products are given a new lease of life. Visitors to our Gear Library can also borrow Arc’teryx kit and test it for themselves in a ruggedly beautiful setting.

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The Alpine Academy has already become a core date on the Alpine calendar, but rather than rest on our successes, this year we’re definitely taking it to new heights! We have a fully stacked clinic program to cater for all levels and budgets, and an awesome Alpine Village offering, which is free for all visitors to attend. But this year I’m particularly stoked about the unique music experience we’re adding as we evolve the event into a true mountain culture festival. My message is simple: be there!” says Max Müller, EMEA Sports Marketing Manager at Arc’teryx.


The programme of over 40 clinics across a variety of disciplines caters for all levels of expertise, offers opportunities for all budgets, and accommodates individuals, pairs, groups and families. Highlights this year include priceless experiences, such as a Climb and Portaledge Night and iconic climbs like Arête des Papillons for the most advanced. For entry-level attendees, the new Acclimatization and Alpine Skills Development will set the base, while special clinics such as Vertical Photography or Permafrost and Glaciology cater for special interest topics.

Full details on this and the complete clinic programme will be announced on 23 March.

Welcome to episode 12 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Franco Cookson. Franco is a professional climber that has established himself as an expert in falling.


Blundstone has released eight new models in its Active Series, with an option for every adventure-seeker wanting to put their best foot forward no matter the season.

Welcome to episode 11 of Paths in the Outdoors podcast, this episode we talk to Gilly McArthur.

A softshell jacket designed for fast paced activity. Staying comfortable in changeable conditions. See what Davy thinks of this jacket after he went winter climbing in the Cairngorm.

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