Colin Haley Solos the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Colin Haley Solos the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker

Colin Haley has had one of the most accomplished years by any alpinist ever. He has continued his big 2016 with two ascents of the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker in Alaska. Haley refers […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

Australian Greg Child was one of the world’s leading big wall and alpine climbers in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his most impressive ascents include the first ascent of Lost in America VI 5.9 […]


Calgary Doctor Dies Day After Climbing on Everest

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Calgary Doctor Dies Day After Climbing on Everest

Charles MacAdams was a cardiac anesthesiologist at the University of Calgary who climbed to the North Col of Mount Everest the day before he passed away. The 62-year-old Calgary doctor would combine his Himalayan […]


Illegal Drone Footage in Canada’s National Park Looks Good

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Flying a drone in Canada’s national parks is illegal without a permit. Many of Canada’s biggest ice climbs are off limits to drones, including Curtain Call, Slip Stream and Polar Circus. The below video […]


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 […]