Gripped Magazine

May 29, 2014

Everest first ascent: 61st Anniversary

First ascent on this day, 1953 of Mount Everest (Chomolungma, Sagarmatha, 8,848 m) by the famous climbers Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and the Indian Sherpa climber Tenzing Norgay. The British team was led by John Hunt. Read about the first ascent of Everest here. Scroll down
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Toronto World Cup: 2 days away

The Toronto World Cup will run from May 31 to June 1, here is Thursday’s news and flashback. Wednesday’s news.  Tuesdays’ news.  Monday’s news. Only a few tickets remain as of today, visit Gravity’s Facebook page for more info. The route setters are still
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New Route in Peru

French climbers Frederic Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet, Helias Millerioux and Robin Revest climbed Looking for the Void, a mixed route up the West face of Siula Chico in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru, during mid-may. Siula Chicois 6,265 m and is the sub-peak to Siul
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Quebec Climber Rescued in Colorado

Quebec’s Samuel Frappier was rescued Wednesday from Broadway Ledge on Long’s Peak, Colorado. It took 28 rescue workers to reach the ledge where the 19-year-old was. Frappier contacted park rangers with his cellphone Tuesday night, telling them he got stuck on Broadway
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