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Iconic outdoors academy launches digital programme for the first time

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Log on and enjoy a digital experience at this year's Arc'teryx Alpine Academy (Image credit: Arc'teryx Alpine Academy )

There is exciting news for outdoors enthusiasts as the annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy launches a digital programme for the first time.

The iconic event returns to Europe’s famous Alpine centre of Chamonix in France from July 1 to 4. In the 10th anniversary year, there is a schedule of events and experiences for people who can attend the Alpine Village in Chamonix, at Place du Triangle.

In addition, for all those hiking, running and climbing fans who can’t get to France this year, there is an extended virtual programme until July 11.

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Experience the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy from the comfort of your home (Image credit: Hugo Vincent)

Arc’teryx Alpine Academy goes digital

A full digital programme will accompany the on-site Alpine Academy. All virtual events will be available free on chamonix.arcteryxacademy.com from July 1 to 11.

As well as a host of movies, a panel discussion on the topic: “Nature Consumption: How to balance the use and protection of wild spaces”, will take place online.

You might also enjoy an “Arc of It” podcast from Vancouver-based comedian Katie Burrell, with guests including Arc’teryx climber Nina Caprez and trail runner Martin Kern.

Academy participants are also invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix by posting photo of their favourite Chamonix moments in an online contest. There are prizes to win. Check @arcteryxacademy social channels for more details.

Fiona Russell

Fiona Russell is a widely published adventure journalist and blogger, who is better known as Fiona Outdoors. She is based in Scotland and is an all-round outdoors enthusiast with favourite activities including trail running, mountain walking, mountain biking, road cycling, triathlon and skiing, both downhill and back country. Her target for 2021 is to finish the final nine summits in her first round of all 282 Munros, the Scottish mountains of more than 3,000ft high. Aside from being outdoors, Fiona's biggest aim is to inspire others to enjoy the great outdoors, especially through her writing. She is also rarely seen without a running skort! Find out more at Fiona Outdoors.