New 2017 Chamonix Route on Wild Remote Wall

May 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New 2017 Chamonix Route on Wild Remote Wall

In Chamonix, Simon Chatelan from Switzerland made the first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique, a 300-metre M7+ A2 up Tete de Biselx’s north face. Tete de Biselx rises above the Trient Glacier in Swizterland near […]


The Hillary Step on Mount Everest is Gone

May 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The Hillary Step on Mount Everest is Gone

The Hillary Step on Mount Everest collapsed sometime in the past few years. The rock feature was an exposed and steep section of the Southeast Ridge that was first climbed in 1953 by Edmund […]


Kilian Jornet on Everest and Himalayan Summits 2017

May 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Kilian Jornet on Everest and Himalayan Summits 2017

Kilian Jornet is in the Himalayas to attempt a speed record on Mount Everest. Last week, he climbed Cho Oyu for training and for an attempt at the speed record, but weather shut the […]


Colin Haley Solos Big Alpine Line in Alaska

May 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Colin Haley Solos Big Alpine Line in Alaska

Colin Haley has soloed the North Buttress of Begguya (also known as Mount Hunter) in one day. He first attempted the big feat in 2012, but retreaded less than 100 metres from the summit. […]


Watch Film on Alaska Climber Leighan Falley

May 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Film on Alaska Climber Leighan Falley

Leighan Falley spent years as a ski guide and climber on the Alaskan range, focusing much of her energy on Denali. But after becoming a mother, she found herself unwilling to pursue guiding and […]


Min Bahadur Sherchan, 86, Dies on Mount Everest

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Min Bahadur Sherchan, 86, Dies on Mount Everest

Min Bahadur Sherchan, one of the oldest climbers to ascend Mount Everest, has died at Everest base camp at the age of 86. The former British Gurkha was hoping to reclaim the title of […]


Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

May 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Great Divide Ski Traverse, a 320-kilometre journey from Jasper to Lake Louise, four Alberta skiers completed it in 21 days. Alex Heathcott of Calgary, Darren Farley of Canmore, […]