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SOC-F/Arc’teryx LEAF Ice Climbing Experience Goes Hot

Doesn't it melt your heart to see the industry give back to the men who use their gear daily? Arc'teryx LEAF and the Special Operations Care Fund teamed up to melt our hearts and try to freeze the, uhm, bums off of a group of Special Operations veterans with the outdoor company's signature Ice Climbing Experience in Bozeman, Montana.

The event, hosted by Station Foundation in late February 2020, saw a group of America's finest climb frozen cliffs. Most had never climbed mountains, much less ice-covered mountains. Some of these men made the climb wearing prosthetics. It truly is a sight to behold and humbling to see men broken by war tackle a mountain.

“For over 15 years, we have been making apparel and gear for the most demanding military and law enforcement end-users on the planet. It was time for us to find a way to give back”, said Stephen Church, Arc'teryx's LEAF Business Unit Director. “We were inspired by the exceptional work done by SOC-F who has been a driving force in getting help to families in need. We reached out and asked them what we could do together.”

First of Many

SOC-F/Arc’teryx LEAF Ice Climbing Experience is the first of many planned events for veterans. Arc'teryx LEAF is also teaming up with other veteran support organizations to host events. These events won't all involve freezing ice walls. Arc'teryx LEAF plans to take  around the world and to veterans who can benefit the most from the outdoors.

SOC-F was created in 2013 to support SOF veterans and families. SOC-F raises money to provide SOF veterans and families medical, financial, and other support. You can check them out here. 

Arc’teryx is a global design company based in North Vancouver, Canada, specializing in technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment. Our products are distributed through more than 3,000 retail locations worldwide, including over 50 branded stores. Arc’teryx is named for the Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop the feather for flight.

LEAF is the Law Enforcement and Armed forces division of Arc’teryx. Our purpose is to enable mission success through an unwavering confidence in our product to always outperform, allowing users to focus on the tasks at hand. There are countless hours, efforts, sacrifices dedicated to reaching a singular objective, and the objectives are endless, in every conceivable environment and climate. We exist for all of those moments, for those who brave challenge. Because we know everything depends on it.

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