Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

June 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Influential British Climber and Writer Ken Wilson has Died

Ken Wilson influenced a generation of climbers through his books and as the editor of Mountain magazine. In 2015, he received the Boardman/Tasker lifetime achievement award, as “a long-time influencer of outdoor media and global climbing […]


Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey Trailer

The upcoming documentary by Dave O’Leske about Fred Beckey is called Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. O’Leske examines the life of one of the most rebellious climbing icons ever. Beckey inspired a generation with his daring […]


Big Alpine Highline is the First in the Bugaboos

June 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on Big Alpine Highline is the First in the Bugaboos

On June 7, Drew Leiterman and Travis Foster established a new high line on Crescent Towers in the Bugaboos. “This is the first in the Bugaboos and second alpine highline in Canada,” said Leiterman. There […]


Colin Haley Solos the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker

June 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Colin Haley Solos the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker

Colin Haley has had one of the most accomplished years by any alpinist ever. He has continued his big 2016 with two ascents of the Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker in Alaska. Haley refers […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with Greg Child, Big Wall and Alpine Legend

Australian Greg Child was one of the world’s leading big wall and alpine climbers in the 1980s and 1990s. Some of his most impressive ascents include the first ascent of Lost in America VI 5.9 […]


Calgary Doctor Dies Day After Climbing on Everest

June 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Calgary Doctor Dies Day After Climbing on Everest

Charles MacAdams was a cardiac anesthesiologist at the University of Calgary who climbed to the North Col of Mount Everest the day before he passed away. The 62-year-old Calgary doctor would combine his Himalayan […]


Illegal Drone Footage in Canada’s National Park Looks Good

May 31st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Flying a drone in Canada’s national parks is illegal without a permit. Many of Canada’s biggest ice climbs are off limits to drones, including Curtain Call, Slip Stream and Polar Circus. The below video […]