Austria to Host a Wicked 1980s Climbing Festival

May 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

Don’t forget your lycra for the 1980s-themed climbing festival will be called King of Kanzi and will be held in Kanzianiberg, Austria. During the first weekend of June, the festival will take place with […]


The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | No Comments »

The 2017 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 20 to 23. Like years past, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes […]


Five Major Lead and Speed Comps in Canada this Weekend

April 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles | Comments Off on Five Major Lead and Speed Comps in Canada this Weekend

The Lead and Speed comp season is well underway in Canada with five big competitions going down this weekend from Quebec to B.C. In Alberta, a local Lead comp will be held at the […]


John Hartman’s Paintings of Famous Canadian Climbers and Skiers

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on John Hartman’s Paintings of Famous Canadian Climbers and Skiers

Canadian artist John Hartman has been busy painting profiles of Canadian climbers and skiers, such as Barry Blanchard, Sharon Wood, Jim Elzinga and Kevin Doyle. Part of the collection is his exhibit called Across […]


Watch Short Spotlights from 2017 Flash Foxy in Bishop

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Short Spotlights from 2017 Flash Foxy in Bishop

The Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival takes place annually in Bishop. This year, Never Not Collective interviewed participants on day one and three of the popular event and produced the following short films.


The North Face 2017 Mountain Festival in Switzerland

April 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Video | Comments Off on The North Face 2017 Mountain Festival in Switzerland

The 2017 North Face Mountain Festival will be held in Lauterbrunnen, which is situated in one of the most impressive valleys in the Swiss Alps. The fest will be take place this Sept. 14 […]


Will Gadd to Host Jeff Lowe Event in Canmore on March 23

March 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Will Gadd to Host Jeff Lowe Event in Canmore on March 23

Award winning documentary film, Metanoia, narrated by Jon Krakauer, will be playing in Canmore on March 23. Known around the world for his visionary first ascents, Jeff Lowe’s award-winning book Ice World, is the […]