Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]


Ines Papert, 2016 Banff Festival Speaker, Repeats Hard German Route

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Inest Papert has repeated Scaramouche, an eight-pitch 5.13b/c up the west face of the Hoher Göll in the Berchtesgadener alps of Germany, with her partner Matthias Reiter. It took her nearly two weeks to […]


The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

The 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has released the finalists in each category. Below are the finalists in climbing and mountain related categories. For the full list visit here. Mountain and Wilderness […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Attempts Torre Egger Solo in Winter

On Sept. 12, Canadian crusher Marc-Andre Leclerc attempted to solo Torre Egger in winter conditions. According to Rolando Gariboti’s Patagonia Vertical, “Climbing via the lengthy east face, following the ‘winter link-up’ into Titanic line, […]


John Lauchlan Award Accepting 2017 Expedition Applications

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on John Lauchlan Award Accepting 2017 Expedition Applications

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award designed to assist expeditions of Canadian mountaineers and explorers. The award exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit which John Lauchlan exemplified in his […]