Gripped Magazine

May 13, 2014

Mountain Lingo Everyone Should Know

Climbers have a language of their own and there are a few basic terms which everyone should know. Here is a list of mountaineering terms for those wondering what something like glissade means. Mountaineering Shop Talk ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS (AMS) Also known as altitude sickness,
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New Route on Huntington by Mayo and Wharton

Mount Huntington has long been one of the most sought-after alpine peaks in Alaska. Canadians Nick Buda and Bryce Brown recently climbed The Harvard Route and reported great conditions. Will Mayo posted this on social media on May 12: “Josh Wharton and I climbed a new route
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Video: Magic Boulders

Climbers have been journeying to Switzerland’s Magic Wood for years, in search of some of the finest bouldering to be found. Check out this new video from Mikkel Lima.
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Video: Bugaboos Raw

The Bugaboos are Canada’s answer to Chamonix. The alpine granite and glaciers are one of the most travelled-to mountain destinations in North America. Here is a short film from 2013, filmed and edited by Andrew Holman. Bugaboos RAW from Andrew Holman on Vimeo.
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Lee solos Let’s Get Killed

Let’s Get Killed is a stout route at Lancashire on Wilderness Rocks and goes at E6, 6B, with a rope on. Nathan Lee solos the 12-metre route that has a burly roof and sketchy face that has some dubious holds. It was first climbed in 2001 by Thomas de Gay.  
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Return to Everest (climbers fly to camp two)

After the April avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas on Everest, many people assumed no one would return to the Nepalese side of the mountain this year. Two climbers, from the U.S. and China, have flown by helicopter above the Khumbu Icefall, therefore passing the greatest objective
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Belaying With a Munter Hitch

ACMG guide Paul McSorley demonstrates how to belay from the top of the pitch with a munter hitch. A great skill to have in your tool belt in the event you ever drop or forget your belay device.
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Drones to search for avalanche victims

Avalanches are one of the most dangerous hazards in the mountains, for skiers and climbers alike. Search and rescue tools have evolved over the last 100 years and the future looks to be up in the air, literally. The avalanche cord was first used over 100 years ago by a Bavarian
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