One Day As A Tiger by John Porter Available from Rocky Mountain Books

October 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on One Day As A Tiger by John Porter Available from Rocky Mountain Books

The award winning One Day As A Tiger by John Porter is now available in Canada from publisher Rocky Mountain Books. The much-loved book was first published by Vertebrate Publishing in January 2015. “A […]


Luka Lindic and Ines Papert Climb Often-Tried Kokshall-too Alpine

October 24th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindic and Ines Papert Climb Often-Tried Kokshall-too Alpine

Slovenian Luka Lindic and German Ines Papert made the first ascent of the 1,200-metre couloir on the southeast aspect of Kyzyl Asker, a 5,842-metre peak in Western Kokshaal-too. The route was first spotted in […]


Junko Tabei, First Woman to Summit Everest, Passes at 77

October 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Junko Tabei, First Woman to Summit Everest, Passes at 77

Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest, has passed away at 77. Tabei was 35 when she climbed Everest in 1975 and she went on to become the first woman to climb […]


‘Sherpa Stew’ Film About Sherpas Starting Life in New York

October 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on ‘Sherpa Stew’ Film About Sherpas Starting Life in New York

The Sherpa of Nepal’s high Himalaya are the men and women known for their endurance and ability to survive at oxygen-deprived altitudes. And in New York City, they’re driving cabs, selling imports at street […]


Chamonix Bans Wingsuit BASE Jumping, For Now

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Chamonix Bans Wingsuit BASE Jumping, For Now

Eric Fournier, mayor of Chamonix, has signed a provision that BASE jumping with a wingsuit is suspended around the famous mountain town for the time being. A number of jumpers have died in the […]


Parks Canada to Demolish Decrepit Glacier Park Lodge

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Parks Canada to Demolish Decrepit Glacier Park Lodge

After a years-long legal battle, Parks Canada is now in control of Glacier Park Lodge and the near-by gas station at Rogers Pass in B.C. The Lodge was a popular place for backcountry skiers […]


Cho Oyu First Climbed 62 Years Ago Today, Oct. 19

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Cho Oyu First Climbed 62 Years Ago Today, Oct. 19

Cho Oyu was first climbed on Oct. 19, 1954 and is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres. Cho Oyu means Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan and it stands about 20 kilometres […]