Gripped Magazine

February 12, 2014

Film: 1978, Everest by Fair-Means

A film documenting the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen. Above 8,000 metres in the Himalaya there is only a fraction of the oxygen at sea-level. Climbers suffer sickness and headaches and risk life threatening oedemas. Just taking a step needs a tremendous
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The Pursuit, Ice Climbing in Norway

“Traveling across the Fjords and islands of Norway, you’ll see the challenges we faced in pursuit of our dreams. Fueled by the unknown and the frozen giants of Norway, we captured some of our most memorable moments and first ascents. Norway became a calling for
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award Goes to Kilian Jornet

The National Geographic Adventurer of the Year was awarded to Kilian Jornet, the record-setting ultra-runner from Spain. Kilian Jornet is the 2014 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. In 2013, Jornet shocked many by setting speed records on the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc.
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McColl and Leslie-Wujastyk Send in Hueco

Sean McColl recently drove to Hueco Tanks to tackle some blocs while Mina Leslie-Wujastyk, who is on a separate trip to Heuco, has been busy sending. Sean McColl arrived in Hueco after a few days driving and climbing. On his way down, he stopped and made an ascent of Meadowlark
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Perfect Conditions on Foster’s Direttissima

Mount Colonel Foster is on Vancouver Island, B.C., At 2,135 metres it is the fourth highest peak on the island.  In Jan. 1978, Joe Bajan and Ross Nichol made the first winter ascent of Foster’s 1,000-metre east face while making the first ascent of Direttissima, V, AI5.
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