Gripped Magazine

April 30, 2014

The Circus Won’t Go On

The spring avalanche that killed up to 16 Sherpas (13 confirmed) has left the world of climbing in the same position as the world of organized sports since the racist comments by Donald Sterling. The incidents have sparked outrage from athletes, spectators (armchair mountaineers)
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Will Gadd, Sub Zero

The last video in the Sub Zero series by Epic TV. “Sub-Zero explores the souls of four top Canadian ice climbers. In the series finale we sit down with Will Gadd, a man widely thought of as being among the most versatile outdoor athletes in the world. A veteran of the
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2015 UIAA Ice World Cup Schedule

It seems as if the 2014 season just ended, but here is the 2015 tour schedule for the UIAA World Cup. Canadian Gord McArthur finished last year in 13th. 2015 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup calendar: Jan 9-10 2015: Cheongsong KOREA – UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Feb 23-24 2015:
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North of Squamish – Lillooet Edge

Many people have seen the cliffs near Lillooet, a recent retro-fitting has re-opened the area for sport climbing. How to get there: Go 51 km north of Whistler. Take highway 99 past Pemberton to Mount Currie and turn onto the Duffy Lake Road. Another 12 km later, the cliff is
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Stunning footage of Kastenwand’s Mayr/Auer

In the fall of 2013, Hansjorg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of a route up the Kastenwand in Pinnistal, Austria. Hansjorg Auer wrote the following on his blog. “The legendary Kastenwand located on Ilmspitzen in Pinnistal/Stubai catches the eye because of its
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