Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

Jerry Auld moved to the Bow Valley decades ago for ice, rock and alpine climbing. He is now a co-owner of Imaginary Mountain Surveyors with Dustin Lynx and has a new animated short-film called […]


New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

Strong European climbers Jeff Mercier, Xavier Cailhol, Lucien Boucansaud and Bastien Lardat have climbed a new variation to the classic 600-metre Alp’s route Beyond Good and Evil M6. First climbed in 1992 by Mark […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new […]


Tom Ballard’s New Mixed and Hard Solo of Gogna Route

January 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tom Ballard’s New Mixed and Hard Solo of Gogna Route

Tom Ballard jumped onto the scene a few seasons ago when he climbed the great six north faces of the Alps in winter and solo. At the end of 2016, he continued to push […]


Pro Slackliner Saves Skier Snagged on Chairlift

January 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Pro Slackliner Saves Skier Snagged on Chairlift

Mickey Wilson is a pro slackliner who put his skills to good use at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area in Colorado this week. “Today I saved someone’s life. I think some strange forces were at […]


Elisabeth Revol to Attempt Manaslu in Winter and Alone

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Elisabeth Revol to Attempt Manaslu in Winter and Alone

French climber Elisabeth Revol is currently on her way to attempt a bold ascent. She will be attempting to climb the 8,156-metre Manaslu without a partner or bottled oxygen and in the calendar winter […]


Basque Climber to Attempt Everest in Winter Without O2

December 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Basque Climber to Attempt Everest in Winter Without O2

Alex Txikon will attempt to climb Mount Everest this winter without bottled oxygen. No climber has ever climbed Everest in winter without bottled oxygen. The first winter ascent of Everest was in 1980 by […]