Canadian Rockies: 100th Anniversary of Mount Louis’ First Ascent

July 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

The first ascent of Mount Louis in Banff National Park was on July 19, 2016, by Conrad Kain and A.H. MacCarthy. Over the past 100 years, there have been over 20 ways climbed to […]


Words With Sarah Hueniken on Bugaboo Alpine Camp

July 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

Sarah Hueniken is one of North America’s leading winter climbers, with repeats of difficult mixed climbs up to M14. She is also one of less than a dozen Canadian women who hold her level […]


Watch a Tribute to the Late Douglas Tompkins

July 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | No Comments »

The following is by Tompkins Conservation: Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, […]


Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

July 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Ryan Van Horne Solos New Colonel Foster Route

At the end of June, Ryan Van Horne hiked to the Colonel Foster and camped at the south col. The following day, he moved under the large west face until he was below the […]


Caroline Ciavaldini Sends Voie Petit in Chamonix

July 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Caroline Ciavaldini Sends Voie Petit in Chamonix

Caroline Ciavaldini has become the first woman to send Voie Petit 5.13d on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul. The test-piece 450-metre route was first climbed by Arnaud Petit in 1997. Known […]


Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Events, Events, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The fifth annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy took place in Chamonix this spring. Watch this short highlight reel.


Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

Brette Harrington is one of America’s top climbers and she has spent considerable time in Canada over the past few years. Andrew Bisharat recently published a great interview with Harrington on his website Evening […]