Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

April 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Everest 2016: Minute of Silence and Helicopter Traffic

At 11:56 a.m. on April 25, 2016, climbers and staff at Everest basecamp stood at together for a minute of silence. It was one year to the minute that an avalanche, caused by a […]


Watch Cheyne Lempe and David Allfrey on Baffin Island Big Wall

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | 1 Comment »

In May 2015, David Allfrey and Cheyne Lempe climbed a new route over 10 days on Great Cross Pillar in the Sam Ford Fjord on Baffin Island and called it Deconstructing Jenga VI 5.9+ A3+. In […]


Nathan Paulin’s World Record Highline Takes Over an Hour

April 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nathan Paulin’s World Record Highline Takes Over an Hour

Watch Nathan Paulin walk a 1,020-metre highline over 600 metres off the ground for over and hour in the French Alps.


Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in 2011.01, Articles, Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Battling With Turret’s Syndrome

Part of a new generation of bold Canadian climbers, Will Stanhope and Andrew Boyd risk it all and bag a free ascent on the South Face of the Turret in the Adamants.





South American Cholita Climbers Aim for Aconcagua

April 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on South American Cholita Climbers Aim for Aconcagua

For the past few years, a number of Aymara indigenous women in Bolivia have been climbing high peaks. Aged 42 to 50, the 11 women gained experience working for mountaineers around Huayna Potosi, a […]


Mount Everest is Not Closest Point on Earth to Sun

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Mount Everest is Not Closest Point on Earth to Sun

In what may seem like a shock, Mount Everest is not the closest point on earth to the sun. While it is the highest summit above sea level, due to a bulge in the […]


Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

April 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Big Rockfall at Popular Banff Crag on Tunnel Mountain

Gordon Irwin is a guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and recently reported about a large rockfall at the Black Band crag on Tunnel Mountain near Banff. The wall is busy in […]