Intermediate Mountain Running with Adam Campbell & Eric Carter

Are you an Intermediate trail runner looking to up your skills and move into longer, steeper more adventurous, or mountainous runs? Join veteran mountain runners and Arc’teryx Athletes Adam Campbell and Eric Carter for a day of fun and focused training and skill development in the mountains. Learning “on the run”, you can expect to be out for approximately 4-5 hours in total at moderate to high intensity. Between running and breaks, you will go over techniques and tricks on how to run uphill and downhill, running with poles and steeper running.

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$155.00

  • Intermediate clinic. Previous mountain running experience is required. Participants in this clinic should have:

    • Ability to run uphill and downhill with up to 500-800m gain
    • Ability to run for 2 hours straight on rolling terrain

  • Are you an Intermediate trail runner looking to up your skills and move into longer, steeper more adventurous, or mountainous runs?

    Join us for a day of fun and focused training and skill development in the mountains. The day will start with a chat with our athletes on what’s in our packs, nutrition, equipment, as well as training techniques. Then we will head out for our run, prepare to be out for approximately 4-5 hours in total at moderate to high intensity. There will be breaks, during which we will go over techniques and tricks on how to run uphill and downhill, running with poles and steeper running. The course will end with post-run routines, including how to speed recovery and plan training programs.

  • The meeting location for this Clinic will be at the Squamish Adventure Centre near downtown Squamish. Please meet your Guide and Clinic Athletes at the Canada West Mountain School and Arc'teryx Climbing Academy tents, in the main parking lot across from the Adventure Centre.

    Here is the Google Maps location

    All Clinics will be held in climbing areas in and around Squamish, BC.

    If you are ridesharing to/from the Arc'teryx Climbing Academy Clinics, please note that you may need to drive to a separate Clinic location after you have checked in at the Adventure Centre, as your Clinic may not be within walking distance and there is limited parking available at the Adventure Centre. If your Rideshare partner is on a different clinic, be aware that you may not be going to the same location during the day.

  • The Intermediate Mountain Running Clinic is conducted by Arc'teryx Athletes Adam Campbell and Eric Carter.

  • All Arc'teryx Climbing Academy Clinics start at 8:00 am on the posted date of the Clinic/event:

    • Thursday, August 26
    • Friday, August 27
    • Saturday, August 28
    • Sunday, August 29

    The flow and delivery of each clinic will vary based on a variety of factors and will be decided by the Instructor and Athlete Team on the day of the clinic. Each clinic will be held in one of the climbing areas near Squamish (Smoke Bluffs, Murrin, Cheakamus Canyon, Stawamus Chief Park, etc.). Participants will be required to get to/from each Clinic area after they have met at the Adventure Centre for the 8:00 am morning check-in.

    Clinics will run until approximately 4 pm, please confirm with your Athlete/Instructor at the 8:00 am morning check-in if you need to exit early.

  • Clinics will proceed regardless of weather, so every participant should be prepared for a full day outdoors in any/all conditions.

    The gear list for your Intermediate Mountain Running Clinic is included below. This list will help you prepare for your clinic, please contact the Canada West Mountain School office if you have any questions.

    Arc'teryx also provides a great online Virtual Advisor service to assist in preparing for your clinic and any other adventures - Arc’teryx Virtual Advisors. Book your 15 or 30 minutes chat with an Arc’teryx product guide to ensure you have all the right gear to keep you comfortable and protected – whatever the weather.

      Personal Equipment required for Intermediate Mountain Running Clinic
    • Footwear: Trail running shoes
    • Running pack: big enough to hold all your gear, water, and food.
    • Outer layer rain jacket: lightweight rain or wind jacket, the weather can change quickly!
    • Comfortable active-wear: clothing suitable for mountain running in a variety of weather conditions. Check forecast before you go!
    • Small puffy jacket or sweater: (optional) it can be cool on the ridgecrests and in the wind
    • Sunscreen: minimum recommended is 30 SPF
    • Insect repellent: (optional) keep separately in a Ziploc bag as it will damage ropes and synthetic materials
    • Personal Emergency kit: small kit with emergency blanket, whistle, headlamp w/ fresh batteries, etc.
    • Drink bottles: minimum 1 litre or more, no water is available in the course area
    • Food/snacks/gels: food that is easy to snack on while on the move, enough for 4-5 hours of moving
    • Sunglasses: (optional)
    • Hiking poles:

      Optional items
    • GPS watch
    • Smartphone

  • What you will learn
    During the Intermediate Mountain Running Climbing Academy Clinic you will cover a variety of skills and techniques through a combination of demonstrations led by clinic Athletes and Guides; hands-on practical application; and, engaging and informative Q&A sessions throughout the day.

    Participants will have ample opportunity to practice new skills and techniques as well as engage directly with the clinic Athletes and Guides. Specific skills and techniques covered include:

    • Techniques for running uphill and downhill
    • Steep terrain running
    • Running with poles
    • Post run routines
    • Recovery and training programs