New Big Alaska Route by Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | No Comments »

Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright have climbed Celeno Peak, a 4,000-metre mountain in Alaska’s St. Elias Range, for its second ascent. Their new route is called the West Face Direct and goes at M6 5.10X A2+ […]


Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Cory Richards, adventure photojournalist and high-altitude Snapchatter, has reached the summit of Everest from the north. His partner in crime for the ascent, Adrian Ballinger, turned around before the summit. Richards shared his climb […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Alpinist Colin Haley

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Colin Haley is one of the world’s leading alpinists. Born in Seattle in 1984, he began his climbing life in the Cascade Mountains. Close to home, he made important first ascents in the Canadian […]


Everest 2016: Hundreds Summit, First Ukranian Woman, Frostbite and Two Deaths

May 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

As the spring 2016 climbing season on Everest wraps up in a week, hundreds of climbers celebrate ascents from the south. There will be final summit pushes this week on Everest, Lhotse and Shishpangma. […]


New Must-Have Western Canada Guidebooks for 2016

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

While many climbers have turned to keeping track of their ascents on sites like 8a.nu and Sendage.com, nothing will replace the convenience of a guidebook. Some sites such as Mountainproject.com and thecrag.com have built […]


Watch Film about Riders on the Storm: Big Patagonia Route that Almost Went Free

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

On February 6, top free climbers Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat summited Torres Central, in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. They climbed the big east face. 25 years after the first ascent, […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

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

David Lama is currently one of the world’s leading alpine free climbers, but like many of today’s top senders he started in a gym. In 2004 and 2005, he was the Youth World Champion. […]