Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

October 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

Strong alpinists Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden have climbed the 1,600-metre North Buttress of of Nyainqêntanglha’s southeast face. The 7,046-metre Tibet mountain took Bullock and Ramsden seven days to climb. The two climbers discovered […]


Mark Bramble Repeats Nearly 90-Pitch Yamnuska Traverse

October 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Mark Bramble Repeats Nearly 90-Pitch Yamnuska Traverse

Mark Bramble of Canmore has made the second ascent of It’s All McConnell’s Fault, a massive traverse across the south face of Yamnuska. The route is over 2.5 kilometres long and has difficulties to […]


Updated: Marc-Andre Leclerc Frees Titanic on Torre Egger in Patagonia

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Updated: Marc-Andre Leclerc Frees Titanic on Torre Egger in Patagonia

Less than two weeks after making the first winter solo ascent of Torre Egger, Marc-Andre Leclerc has made the first free ascent of Titanic. The 950-metre 5.10 A2 was first climbed in 1987 by […]


Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger Summit and Ski Cho Oyu

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger Summit and Ski Cho Oyu

Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger have reached the summit of Cho Oyu, an 8,188-metre peak on the China and Nepal border. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Harrington and Ballinger […]


Climbers Summit Manaslu and Cho Oyu in Autumn 2016

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbers Summit Manaslu and Cho Oyu in Autumn 2016

The first summits in the Himalayan fall season went down this week on two eight-thousanders. Nearly 70 teams and 500 members are on expeditions to different peaks. Mingma Sherpa reported that more than 60 […]


Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

In 2010, Sean Burch traversed the 2,000-kilometre Great Himalaya Trail in a then-record 49 days, six hours and eight minutes. In 2014, made the first ascents of 23 mountains in Mongolia. In October, Burch […]


Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

Trevor Sexsmith was a leading skier in many ways, from big first descents to pushing what was skiable in summer. On Sept. 25, he died in a ski accident near Mount Victoria of the […]