New Alpine Route on Gimmigela East in Nepal

December 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Route on Gimmigela East in Nepal

Hansjorg Auer and Alex Bluemel have made the first ascent of the north face ot Gimmigela East in alpine style. They are the first to attempt the 7,005-metre peak’s north side and are only […]


Watch Wild New Ski Descent in Chamonix

December 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Wild New Ski Descent in Chamonix

Big and dangerous ski descents, often down established routes, are nothing new in Chamonix. Climbers and skiers have been pushing steep turns for decades. Recently, Vivian Bruchez, Tristan Knoertzer and Ben Tibbetts skied down […]


The 2017 Mugs Stump Award Recipients Announced

December 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Mugs Stump Award Recipients Announced

The recipients of the 2017 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Bozeman Ice Festival. The award was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s most visionary climbers. In […]


The 2016 American Alpine Club Awards

December 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2016 American Alpine Club Awards

The American Alpine Club will present five awards at their annual dinner on Feb. 25, 2017. “The evening will feature Conrad Anker’s reflections on his personal history, climbing and the Himalaya,” announced the club. […]


New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

December 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New VIMFF Grants for Canadians to Explore

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) has announced news about two new grants for Canadians going on adventures. The VIMFF Adventure Film Grant presented by Arc’teryx will award $5,000 to the selected recipient […]


New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

December 6th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Hard Route on Eiger by Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski

Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski have made the first ascent of the 1,800-metre Titanic 5.10c M5 A3 up the north face of the Eiger. The two climbers spent seven days on the wall. Tomaszewski […]


Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

December 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Early Season Accidents in Rockies a Good Reminder

The 2016/17 winter season in the Rockies is off to a slow start. Much like ice climbing conditions in B.C., Ontario and Quebec, the mild temperatures have kept many of the popular ice routes […]