New Route on B.C.’s Mount Arrowsmith is Scottish Soup Kitchen

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on B.C.’s Mount Arrowsmith is Scottish Soup Kitchen

Mount Arrowsmith has long been the focus of alpine climbers on Vancouver Island all seasons of the year. Hunter Lee and Steve Janes have climbed a new three-pitch WI3+ M5R they called Scottish Soup […]


John Hartman’s Paintings of Famous Canadian Climbers and Skiers

April 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on John Hartman’s Paintings of Famous Canadian Climbers and Skiers

Canadian artist John Hartman has been busy painting profiles of Canadian climbers and skiers, such as Barry Blanchard, Sharon Wood, Jim Elzinga and Kevin Doyle. Part of the collection is his exhibit called Across […]


The 2017 Piolet d’Or Goes to British and Russian Climbers

April 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on The 2017 Piolet d’Or Goes to British and Russian Climbers

The 2017 Piolet d’Or has been awarded to Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden for a new route on Nyainqentangla and to Russians Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov for a new route on […]


New Watersprite Lake Cabin Near Squamish by BCMC

April 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on New Watersprite Lake Cabin Near Squamish by BCMC

Mountain huts don’t come from nowhere. Creating a new hideaway in the hills requires perseverance and the concerted effort of a group of people. The British Columbia Mountaineering Club (BCMC) has completed a new […]


Five Hikers Die After Cornice Collapse in B.C.

April 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Five Hikers Die After Cornice Collapse in B.C.

Five hikers fell 500 metres to their deaths after a cornice collapsed on Mount Harvey north of Vancouver. Search and rescue was alerted to the accident late Saturday afternoon. A sixth hiker with the […]


Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

April 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Peter Habeler is 74 and Climbs Eiger North Face

Austrian climber Peter Habeler is a 74-year-old legend who just made another ascent up the north face of the Eiger, this time with David Lama. Back in 1974, Habeler and Reinhold Messner made the […]


Canadian Louis Rousseau to Attempt Cho Oyu New Route

April 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadian Louis Rousseau to Attempt Cho Oyu New Route

Canadian Louis Rousseau from Quebec is on a team of four heading to the Himalayas to attempt a new route on Cho Oya, the world’s sixth highest mountain at 8,201 metres. Rousseau’s team includes […]