Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

May 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Waddington Range: One Month, New Ground and an Avalanche

Japanese climbers Noboru Kikuchi of Japan and Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani of Alberta spent the past month in the Waddington Range on Canada’s West Coast. They climbed the north face of Bravo via […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Lydia Bradey, Everest and Yosemite Legend

Lydia Bradey is now known as the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. She grew up in New Zealand with her mother who struggled financially. As a teenager, she took up […]


Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

May 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ueli Steck and David Goettler on Shishapangma, Bad Weather and Climbing

At the end of April, Ueli Steck and David Goettler arrived in Nepal to open a new route on Shishapangma’s south face. During the first two weeks, they acclimatized in Khumbu Valley. They managed travelled […]


New Big Alaska Route by Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on New Big Alaska Route by Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright

Graham Zimmerman and Chris Wright have climbed Celeno Peak, a 4,000-metre mountain in Alaska’s St. Elias Range, for its second ascent. Their new route is called the West Face Direct and goes at M6 5.10X A2+ […]


Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

May 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Cory Richards Snapchats His Way to Everest Summit, Leaving O2 Behind

Cory Richards, adventure photojournalist and high-altitude Snapchatter, has reached the summit of Everest from the north. His partner in crime for the ascent, Adrian Ballinger, turned around before the summit. Richards shared his climb […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Alpinist Colin Haley

May 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Alpinist Colin Haley

Colin Haley is one of the world’s leading alpinists. Born in Seattle in 1984, he began his climbing life in the Cascade Mountains. Close to home, he made important first ascents in the Canadian […]


Everest 2016: Hundreds Summit, First Ukranian Woman, Frostbite and Two Deaths

May 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Everest 2016: Hundreds Summit, First Ukranian Woman, Frostbite and Two Deaths

As the spring 2016 climbing season on Everest wraps up in a week, hundreds of climbers celebrate ascents from the south. There will be final summit pushes this week on Everest, Lhotse and Shishpangma. […]