Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

March 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Interview with Grant Statham on Ice Climbing and Avalanche Awareness

Grant Statham is based in Canmore and has been ice climbing for 30 years. For most of that time, Statham has worked as an IFMGA mountain guide and a leading avalanche forecaster doing a […]


Jeff Lowe Receives 2017 Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement

March 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Jeff Lowe Receives 2017 Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement

The following statement was issued by the Piolet d’Or for Jeff Lowe’s 2017 lifetime achievement awards. For more on this year’s event taking place in April see here. One of Jeff Lowe’s greatest climbs […]


Watch Tom Livingstone Film and Rockies Footage

February 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Tom Livingstone Film and Rockies Footage

Tom Livingstone spent 2016 climbing some of the alpine world’s classic routes. “2016 was a good climbing year,” Livingstone wrote. “Expedition followed expedition and I climbed my heart out. I shared some great adventures […]


Winners of Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2017

February 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Winners of Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2017

The 2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday night after nine days of films and presentations covering all aspects of mountain sports and culture. The film competition was busy this year […]


Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

February 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Patagonia Bad Weather Halts Riders on the Storm Attempt

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington spent a number of weeks in Patagonia hoping to make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm up the Central Tower of Paine. Bad weather forced the […]


The Cougar Creek Highline in Canmore

February 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The Cougar Creek Highline in Canmore

Cougar Creek is a popular climbing area in Canmore between Mount Lady MacDonald and Grotto Mountain. There are hundreds of sport routes on its many crags. In some places, the canyon makes for good […]


Grit and Rock Female Only Alpine Climbing Grant Awarded

February 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Grit and Rock Female Only Alpine Climbing Grant Awarded

The Grit and Rock Foundation announced the recipients of their new female-only Grit and Rock First Ascent Expedition Award. Grant money will go to four teams heading out on expeditions. The GritandRock.net website states, […]