Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Trevor Sexsmith was a leading skier in many ways, from big first descents to pushing what was skiable in summer. On Sept. 25, he died in a ski accident near Mount Victoria of the […]


Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Marc-Andre Leclerc is based on Canada’s West Coast and is one of North America’s leading climbers. From big wall sends to alpine solos, the 23-year-old crusher has proved that we are no where near […]


Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Markus Pucher attempted to solo Cerro Torre this past Patagonia winter and Fitz Roy. Conditions on both of the iconic Patagonia peaks stopped him from summitting, only 200 metres below the top of Torre. […]


The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

In 2008, Steve House and Vince Anderson made the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. The House/Anderson WI5+ M8 R/X 1000 m was repeated […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | No Comments »

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]