New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

Danny O’Farrell is a biologist who lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. For the past few months, he has been doing research for the Ahousaht First Nations Fisheries department at the head of Bedwell Sound. […]


Progress on Everest Halts with Rope-Fixing Confusion

May 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | 1 Comment »

A number of teams have made it to camp three on Mount Everest’s regular route, but as of May 4, rope-fixing has stopped about 400 metres below the South Col. Tim Monesdale has reported […]


The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 14 to 17 this summer. Once again, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes from around the […]


Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

Presented at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award has recognized an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. The […]


Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

Edward Whymper was a leading climber during British mountaineering’s golden age. During the 1850s and 1860s, many of Europe’s big objectives were climbed and Whymper was a driving force behind many ascent. He worked […]


Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

Spanish climber Carlos Soria has become the oldest person to climb Annapurna when he reached the summit of the 10th highest mountain last week. The 8,091-metre summit was his 12th 8,000-metre peak. He is […]


Climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges’ Bodies Found in Himalayas

April 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges’ Bodies Found in Himalayas

Alex Lowe was one of America’s leading climbers when he died in an avalanche with David Bridges in 1999 by a serac fall in Tibet.  On April 27, Ueli Steck and David Goettler found their […]