Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

September 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Wild Fires 2017 Close Bugaboos and Bow Hut

Not since 2003 has the Bugaboos area closed to backcountry users. The extreme risk of new fires and the danger from existing ones is too high for land managers to risk. Bow Hut and […]


Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

August 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Dag in B.C. 5.11d Big Wall Repeated

Mount Dag has a nearly 1,000-metre north face with at least three big routes. One of those routes is the all-free 950-metre Riding Skinfaxi at 5.11d. B.C. climbers Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute just […]


New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain in B.C.

Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones up the southwest face of Monarch Mountain in the Coast Mountains between Aug. 4 and 6. The 1,250-metre route was climbed […]


Eight Climbers Die in Alps on Weekend

August 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Eight Climbers Die in Alps on Weekend

Nine climbers died in three different accidents over the weekend in the Italian and Austrian Alps. Five climbers who were roped together died on Sunday on Mount Gabler and a sixth was badly injured. […]


Shortlist for 2017 Boardman Tasker Award 2017

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Shortlist for 2017 Boardman Tasker Award 2017

The 2017 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature shortlist was announced. Canadian author Bernadette McDonald’s book Art of Freedom is one of the final six. There were 34 books entered from Italy, France, U.S.A, […]


Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]


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 […]