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 […]


IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

March 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC Quebec Meeting and Olympic Format Announced

Hosted by Climbing Escalade Canada (CEC) and the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME), this year’s meeting brought together about 100 delegates representing 44 National Federations to prepare for 2017 and discuss key […]


Sean McColl to be at Quebec IFSC Press Conference This Weekend

March 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Events, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean McColl to be at Quebec IFSC Press Conference This Weekend

On March 11, the IFSC Annual Plenary Assembly will be taking place in Quebec. The president of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), Mr. Marco Maria Scolaris, and its distinguished guest, Climbing Escalade […]