Gripped Magazine

April 2, 2014

TED Talk: Hugh Herr, the new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Hugh Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago. He is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs.  As the head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group, he shows his incredible technology in a talk
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Ontario’s Devil Crater’s Ice Lines

Thunder Bay’s Paul Berger is the ultimate new-router. For nearly a decade he has meticulously explored every nook and cranny around Lake Superior’s north shore for unclimbed ice. This year he found a number of fine looking routes, off the beaten-track, in a remote
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1911 Climbing Film

Mario Piacenza, April 1884 to April 16, 1957, was a fascinating man. He was an avid mountaineer and director of the Museum of the Mountain of Turin . This film documents the ascent of Piacenza and his partners to the Giant’s Tooth. The video is a reversal of the restored
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Roetzel and his Icy Solo Link-Up

David Roetzel  of Colorado soloed 15 pitches of mixed ice and rock terrain in one day. He climbed nearly 300 metres of climbing as difficult as WI5 in East Vail, Colorado.  Taking advantage of the soft spring ice, Roetzel put his 10-year plan into action which culminated with The
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