Gripped Magazine

May 7, 2014

Drones Banned in Yosemite

The National Parks Service (NPS) which governs Yosemite has banned the use of drones as a result of the recent increase of their use for photography. In a statement, the NPS notes that there has been a recent increase in the use of drones to capture aerial footage and rock
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Baku World Cup

On May 3rd and 4th the second round of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Baku has hosted its second world cup which had 150 athletes from 22 countries. The International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup was held near the National Flag Square and
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Discovery Channel Documentary: Everest Avalanche

The documentary features emotional and real time footage, capturing the mobilization efforts of Sherpas and rescuers as they rushed to search for survivors. Through eyewitness accounts, viewers will hear from those who experienced this horrible tragedy and aftermath including sit
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Video: Angie Scarth-Johnson in Spain

Angie Scarth-Johnson became the youngest person to climb 5.13d when she sent Swingline in Red River Gorge in Nov. 2013. Watch this inspiring young crusher climbing in Margalef and hear her story of falling out of a tree.  
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Ama Dablam Fatalities

Eastern Nepal’s Ama Dablam, 6,856 m, has had over 1,900 ascents and over 20 people have passed away since the first ascent in 1961. On April 29/30 two Russian climbers died from High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Victor Igolkin, 62, from Magnitogorsk and Pavel Ivanovsky,
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Video: Khumbu Diaries

A short chronicle of a month long expedition to the Khumbu region of Nepal, around Everest. Run by Jagged Globe, it involved trekking and climbing attempts on three peaks around 6,000m, Pokalde, Island Peak (Imja Tse) and Lobuje East, with successful summits on the first two.  
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New route above Khumbu

Labuche East is a 6,145-metre Nepalese peak close to the Khumbu Glacier. It was first climbed in 1984 by Laurence Nielson and Sherpa Ang Gyalzen The Odessa Alpine Club climbed a new route on Lobuche East in eight days. The climb took three nights on the wall in heavy snowfall.
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