Steve Swenson’s Memoir ‘Karakoram’ is Full of Adventure

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Steve Swenson’s new memoir Karakoram is a must-read for climbers and armchair mountaineers. With over 1,200 days climbing in and around the Karakoram, Swenson has more climbing days there than most alpinists. The description […]

Steve Swenson Giving Slideshow in Calgary for Streets to Peaks

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News | No Comments »

American alpinist Steve Swenson will be doing a slideshow in Calgary on Feb. 15 as a fundraiser for Streets to Peaks. All proceeds benefit Streets to Peaks to enrich and empower at-risk, aboriginal girls […]

Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | No Comments »

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]

Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]

The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]

Quadruple Amputee Kyle Maynard Climbs Without Prosthetics

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Video | No Comments »

Kyle Maynard is the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Born on March 24, 1986, he has gone on to become a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, wrestler […]

Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Jerry Auld moved to the Bow Valley decades ago for ice, rock and alpine climbing. He is now a co-owner of Imaginary Mountain Surveyors with Dustin Lynx and has a new animated short-film called […]