Gripped Magazine

June 16, 2014

Chamonix Dispatches, July 16 – Warming Up

Chamonix is nestled into the valley between the Aiguille Rouges and Aiguille du Midi. It is widely regarded as the birthplace of alpinism and is at the cutting-edge of modern mountain sports. Gripped editor Brandon Pullan is in Chamonix for a month, at first for the
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Video: Tall Storey, an eight-pitch 5.11c sport rig

Echo Canyon’s Tall Storey has become an undisputed classic, the most sought after 5.11 sport route in the Bow Valley. Read about Sonnie Trotter’s blog about the climb here.  
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Himalayan Permit Requests Down From 2013

The number of 2014 climbing permit requests is half compared to 2013. Summer 2013 was a bad year in the Karakorum and Himalaya. With 22 deaths, half from the attack at the Nanga Parbat basecamp, the season could be called catastrophic. No climbers are willing to accept the
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Video: Webb’s Europe Trip

Watch James Webb, Kasia Pietras and Arjan De Kock trip through Europe.
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