New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) has announced news about two new grants for Canadians going on adventures. The VIMFF Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc’teryx will award $5,000 to the selected recipient […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The 2016/17 winter season in the Rockies is off to a slow start. Much like ice climbing conditions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, the mild temperatures have kept many of the popular ice routes […]


Watch Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden on New Tibet Alpine

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

In October 2016, Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden made the first ascent of the 7,046-metre Nyainqentangla South East in Tibet via the North Buttress. Their first route together was a leap of faith in […]


Watch Friedrich Kühne Walk 132-metre Dolomite Highline

December 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Watch Friedrich Kühne, 26, walk a 132-metre highline between Heligkreuzkofel and Sass dla Crusc in the Italian Dolomites. He was the first to walk the highline and did so in freezing temperatures. He named […]


Patagonia to Donate 10 Million Dollars from Black Friday Sales

November 29th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Patagonia announced last week that the company would donate 100 per cent of their Black Friday sales to grass roots environmental organizations. They projected sales to be around two million dollars, but they made […]


New Documentary Featuring 1916 Bugaboo Reenactment

November 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on New Documentary Featuring 1916 Bugaboo Reenactment

A new outdoor adventure documentary previewing this month takes on a quirky and unusual subject: a group of climbers who set out to reenact a celebrated mountain climb from the early years of exploration […]