Lauchlan Award 2017: New Homathko Routes Climbed

July 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Lauchlan Award 2017: New Homathko Routes Climbed

The following report by Max Fisher is about his and Fred Giroux’s spring alpine trip to the Homathko Icefield, supported by the John Lauchlan Award. On May 17, Fred and I got on a […]


Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Search Ends for Climbers on Nanga Parbat

Rescue attempts to find missing climbers on the Mazeno Ridge of Nanga Parbat have been called off. The 37-year-old Argentinian climber Mariano Galvan and 55-year-old Spainish climber Alberto Zerain disappeared on the 8,126-metre Pakistan […]


The Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow Moves to Denver

July 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow Moves to Denver

Emerald Expositions is the producer of Outdoor Retailer and has selected Denver for the site of all Outdoor Retailer tradeshows. This includes the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show, Outdoor Retailer Summer Market and Outdoor […]


Italians Climb Classic Slovak Direct on Denali

June 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Italians Climb Classic Slovak Direct on Denali

The first all-Italian ascent of Slovak Direct on Denali was recently accomplished by David Bacci and Luca Moroni over five days. This was likely the eighth ascent of the route that was first climbed […]


American Katie Bono Gets a Denali Speed Record

June 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on American Katie Bono Gets a Denali Speed Record

American climber and skier Katie Bono recently spent 26 days on a glacier in Alaska, her longest time to date in the Denali area. In a fast round-trip climb of 21 hours and six […]


China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

June 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

Climbing has officially been closed in China for the upcoming season of mountaineering from Tibet because of a series of problems including an illegal traverse. China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) announced that Chinese authorities […]


Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

June 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Long Rescue Saves Climber From Denali Crevasse

Martin Takac is a 38-year-old climber who was heading up the West Buttress on Denali when he fell into a crevasse. It took 14 hours of rotating rescue efforts in the deep hole to […]