Gripped Magazine

January 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Fred Beckey!

Fred Beckey turns 91. Born on January 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has become one of the most influential climbers ever. In 1961, Beckey played a large role setting the stage for hard alpine routes in Canada with the Beckey/Chouinard on the South Howser Tower in the
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Canadians Receive 2014 Mugs Stump Award

Ian Welsted and Jason Kruk will be attempting Nuptse’s South Face, awarded 2014 Mugs Stump Award. The Mugs Stump Award is given annually to climbers attempting alpine climbing objectives that exemplify fast, light and clean tactics. The awards are a tribute to the late Mugs
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