How to Rope Up on a Glacier and Glacier Travel Tips

June 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles | No Comments »

Glacier travel is a mandatory part of approaches to many of Canada’s alpine climbs from the Rockies to the coast. Roping up properly can be confusing and if you do it wrong there can […]


Alex Honnold Upgrades Van for 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on Alex Honnold Upgrades Van for 2017

Alex Honnold has been a long-time vanlifer and earlier this year he upgraded from the 2002 Ford Econoline E150 to a 2016 Dodge Ram Promaster. Photographer Max Whittaker went to hang out with him […]


New Julbo Aerolite Sunglasses for Long Days

May 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor | Comments Off on New Julbo Aerolite Sunglasses for Long Days

The lightweight Julbo Aerolite sunglasses are built for big pushes and long days in sunny conditions. They are designed to fit smaller faces. Whether you’re heading out for a training run up a steep […]


New Patagonia Down Sleeping Bag is 45 Years in Making

March 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Mountain, News, Outdoor | Comments Off on New Patagonia Down Sleeping Bag is 45 Years in Making

Patagonia’s new 850 Down Sleeping Bag is inspired by the bag Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard built for himself 45 years ago—a simple mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper that let him […]


New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Video | Comments Off on New Patagonia Lightweight Cinch Pack is Rad

The new Patagonia Cinch Pack is a clean, 20-litre top-loading bag that is designed to keep your gear organized. “A simple, single-pull main closure makes loading a cinch and a zippered stash pocket and […]


Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch How to Build an Ice Climbing Anchor

American Mountain Guides Association instructor Patrick Ormund demonstrates how to build a number of ice climbing anchors. Always practice before heading up on a route.


The Story of Top Brand ORGANIC Climbing

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Outdoor, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on The Story of Top Brand ORGANIC Climbing

ORGANIC Climbing has been an industry leader for years. With some of the most durable and functional bouldering products on the market, it’s no wonder their gear can be found around boulders across Canada.