Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk to Attempt Freeing Big Alaska Route

March 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk to Attempt Freeing Big Alaska Route

This summer, Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk will head to the east face of Mount Dickey to attempt to free a 1,600-metre granite route. Wine Bottle was first climbed in 1988 by Austrians Thomas […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Climb North Face of Grandes Jorasses

March 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Climb North Face of Grandes Jorasses

Luka Lindič and Ines Papert climbed a winter variation on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses near Mont Blanc in France. They linked No Siesta with The Bonatti/Vaucher over three days in February. […]


New Patagonia Down Sleeping Bag is 45 Years in Making

March 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Gear, Mountain, News, Outdoor | Comments Off on New Patagonia Down Sleeping Bag is 45 Years in Making

Patagonia’s new 850 Down Sleeping Bag is inspired by the bag Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard built for himself 45 years ago—a simple mummy-style bag with overstuffed channels and a center-front zipper that let him […]


New Route in Patagonia on Colmillo Sur is Califlores

March 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Route in Patagonia on Colmillo Sur is Califlores

Tad McCrea and Jonathan Griffin climbed a new route up the east face and south ridge of Colmillo Sur on Glaciar Marconi. The new 350-metre route is called Califlores, named after a local flower […]


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 […]