First Ascent of Remote Mount Priestley in B.C.

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 1 Comment »

John Gill, Jordan Craven and Drew Copeland have just completed a new route on a previously unclimbed summit, Mount Priestley. The 2,359-metre peak north of Terrace, B.C. is one of Canada’s ultra-prominent peaks (remaining […]


You Have to Bring This Gear up Mont Blanc Now

August 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Gouter Route on Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most popular alpine climbs and now you have to bring certain gear if you want to climb it. The Mayor of St. Gervais near […]


Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]


New Alpine 12-Pitch 5.13 on Grand Capucin

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Nina Caprez and Arnaud Petit have made the first ascent of the 12-pitch L’or du temps 5.13 on Grand Capucin in the Alps. Their new route took four days and climbs a clean south-facing […]


Summit or Plummet is New Steep Van Island Alpine

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Summit or Plummet is the name of a new steep alpine route on Vancouver Island by Karsten Klawitter and Hunter Lee. The pair took to Victoria Peak on Aug. 10 to tackle their new […]


Second Ascent of Big 2003 1,000-metre Peru Mixed

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Navarro Iker Madoz, Marc Toralles and Roger Cararach have made the second ascent of a big mixed route on Jirishanca called Tambo, which was first climbed in 2003 by Didier Jourdain and Aymeric Clouet. […]


Climber Dies on Middle Sister Near Canmore

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

A climber in his 40s died on Wednesday evening after falling from an unknown height down the north face of the Middle Sister near Canmore. The climber was reportedly rappelling down a route on […]