Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Paul’s drive for climbing comes from the unknown of each new route and the comradery of the friends that join him. Spirited and gregarious, Paul has had many first ascents, including The Canadian Route on Fitzroy, Beluga Spire's Harpoon and the Southwest Buttress on the NW Summit of Mt. Waddington. Yet, Paul is just as happy to peel off some lichen from a granite face to reveal a new climb in his own backyard of Squamish. A guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides, a high ropes rigger and a multi-talented mountain sports polymath, Paul would always rather have no information and go through the rousing journey of discovery.
- First trip to Patagonia climbed the Central Tower of Paine
- New route on Fitz Roy, Patagonia
- Topping out under the midnight sun on Beluga Spire, Baffin Islands, Canada after three days of climbing
- All the good people met along the way
Athlete Picks: Paul McSorley
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History + New Routes In South Africa | Ines Papert, Luka Lindic & Paul McSorley
Arc’teryx athletes Ines Papert (GER), Luka Lindič (SLO), Paul McSorley (CAN) and their friend Josef Pfnür (GER) explored the Western Cape of South Africa to find walls with potential for new Routes. Read their story of a road trip into one of the planet’s best destinations for Traditional Climbing.
WHY GREENLAND? A Photo Essay
What initially drew me to Greenland was how little I knew of it. With 80% of its land covered in ice, I was moved by the mystery of its non-ice covered landscape, its sheer remoteness and 3000km of Chamonix style peaks that were rumoured to make up the coastline of East Greenland.
RAINFOREST ICE | Jason Kruk and Paul McSorley In Squamish
One is fully aware of the rarity of rainforest ice. When it forms it’s usually of high quality. It’s a gift to be cherished.