Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Shepherdess of the Glaciers Wins Grand Prize at Banff Mountain Festival 2016

Living 5,000 metres above sea level with her 300 goats, Tsering is one of the last shepherdesses in the far northern mountains of Ladakh, India. As she leads her flock of 300 sheep and […]


Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

October 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Lynn Hill and Catherine Destivelle to Headline 2016 Banff Mountain Festival

Rock climbing has never seen the likes of these women. Both are known for their trailblazing ascents of The Nose, the Eiger, and the Matterhorn; for establishing record-breaking speed climbs, for possessing a steely […]


Fundraiser for New Squamish Campground on Oct. 28

October 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Fundraiser for New Squamish Campground on Oct. 28

John Harvey of the Mamquam River Access Society has been working hard to see a new campground open in Squamish for visiting climbers. The much-needed camping area will be on three-hectares of land on […]


The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winners

October 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Festival Category Winners

The book finalists for the 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition have been described as “irreverent,” “intoxicating” and “magical,” and were picked from a longlist of finalists to compete for the Grand Prize, announced on […]


Third Annual Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards

October 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, News, Rock | Comments Off on Third Annual Squamish Golden Scrub Brush Awards

The Squamish Access Society is presenting the third Annual Golden Scrub Brush Awards on Fri. Nov. 18, 2016 at the Knotty Burl in Squamish. They are currently accepting nominations for this year’s potential Golden Scrub […]


Photos from Tour de Frank Bouldering Festival by Philip Quade

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Events, Events, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Photos from Tour de Frank Bouldering Festival by Philip Quade

The following photos are from the 2016 bouldering festival held at Frank Slide. The Tour de Frank celebrated its third year running and had a number of climbers make the trip for a fun […]


Paris 2016 World Championships Day Four: Sean McColl Heads to Lead Finals

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Paris 2016 World Championships Day Four: Sean McColl Heads to Lead Finals

Canadian photographer and climber Shane Murdoch brings us the following report from Paris. Watch Semis and Finals for Lead, Bouldering and Speed here. Scroll down for photos from day four. Day number four at […]