A Big New Route on West Coast’s Kings Peak

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on A Big New Route on West Coast’s Kings Peak

Ryan Van Horne and Marie-Lou Piché climbed a new 500-metre 5.9 up Kings Peak on Vancouver Island. The new route climbs one of the many southeast buttresses before it joins the East Couloir and East […]


Strong Brits Repeat Hard Yosemite Route El Nino

May 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Strong Brits Repeat Hard Yosemite Route El Nino

British climbers Robbie Phillips and Jacob Cook have both sent El Nino 5.13c on El Cap in Yosemite. “This doesn’t just count as another big rock climb for me to tick of the list, […]


Legendary Quebec Climber Jean Sylvain Dies at 82

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 1 Comment »

Quebec climber Hugo Drouin remembers Jean Sylvain with notes of Sylvain’s impressive climbing life. In the early 1950s, Jean Sylvain began climbing in Quebec after his mom got him a book on climbing in […]


Canadians Receive 2016 Shipton-Tilman Award for Big Objectives

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Receive 2016 Shipton-Tilman Award for Big Objectives

Nearly 90 years ago, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman changed the history of mountaineering with a lightweight, low-impact climbing philosophy that still inspires today’s adventurers. In honour of these two brave explorers, each year […]


Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

Nancy Hansen is one of Canada’s leading expedition climbers, with big trips to the Himalayas and Alaska over the past few years. She will be teaming up with Ralf Dujmovits, one of Germany’s most […]


Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Radio, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

Katie Ives is the editor-in-chief of Alpinist magazine, one of the world’s leading alpine climbing publications. In this Basecamp Podcast that was recorded at the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book […]


Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

Gripped editorial director’s David Chaundy-Smart has a new book by publisher Imaginary Mountain Surveyors called Above the Reich. The Canmore-based publishers focus on publishing mountain fiction and have a handful of great books available on their […]