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Arc’Teryx Academy’s climbing skills event returns for second year

A climbing clinic with Arc'Teryx Academy
Arc’Teryx Climb Lake District offers skills clinics for rock climbing, wild camping and wild swimming (Image credit: Arc'Teryx)

Arc’Teryx Academy’s Climb Lake District event is returning to Langdale, Cumbria this spring, after a successful launch in 2021, to support climbers and mountaineers in mastering the necessary skills to enjoy the mountains and crags safely. 

Arc’Teryx is teaming up with experts from the International School of Mountaineering for the three-day event, taking place April 29 - May 1 2022, which aims at giving climbers the education and training required to take their outdoor adventuring to the next level confidently and safely with climbing clinics on trad climbing, scrambling and bouldering as well as  mountain safety and rescue skills. The half-day, small-group clinics cover all abilities, from beginner’s bouldering to learning how to lead climb and there are women’s specific clinics on offer too. 

A climbing clinic with Arc'Teryx Academy

The half-day, small-group clinics cover all abilities, from beginner’s bouldering to learning how to lead climb and there are women’s specific clinics on offer too (Image credit: Arc'Teryx)

The weekend doesn’t just stop at climbing, however. Also on the schedule is an overnight wild camping trip where you can learn all about primitive camping in the hills around Langdale, and a wild swimming clinic designed to teach you the benefits of cold water immersion as well as approaching wild swimming safely. You can also carry out some conservation work with The Cumbria Wildlife Trust’s and learn about the importance of Cumbria’s peatlands in the fight against climate change.

If you don’t have all the kit you need, or are in the market for new gear, back at basecamp Arc’Teryx will be demoing technical gear which means you can borrow a helmet, harness or shoes for the day and test them out in the field.

For more information about the Arc’teryx Academy: Climb Lake District, and to reserve your clinic spots, visit: https://arcteryxacademy.com/climb-lake-district (opens in new tab)

Julia Clarke is a staff writer for Advnture.com and the author of the book Restorative Yoga for Beginners. She loves to explore mountains on foot, bike, skis and belay and then recover on the the yoga mat. Julia graduated with a degree in journalism in 2004 and spent eight years working as a radio presenter in Kansas City, Vermont, Boston and New York City before discovering the joys of the Rocky Mountains. She then detoured west to Colorado and enjoyed 11 years teaching yoga in Vail before returning to her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland in 2020 to focus on family and writing.