Big Rockies Lines Skied Include Temple and Robson

May 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Big Rockies Lines Skied Include Temple and Robson

The alpine climbing and ski season has started in the Canadian Rockies with reports of dozens of climbers on the summit of Athabasca last weekend. Update June 1: Reports of the first ski descent […]


Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

May 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Chamonix Aiguille du Midi Gets New Route Red Devils

Strong climbers Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Geremy Rakowski and Lucien Boucansaud climbed a new route up the northwest face of Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix called Red Devils. According to PlanetMountina.com, the route took […]


Updated: Artificial Holds Drilled to Scramble in Rockies

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Updated: Artificial Holds Drilled to Scramble in Rockies

Opal Ridge Traverse is a popular scramble in Kananaskis Country in the Canadian Rockies near Calgary. The ridge is around 10 kilometres long and is considered (or was considered) a difficult scramble. Update on […]


Jornet Summits Everest Again Sans O2

May 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Jornet Summits Everest Again Sans O2

Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Everest for his second time on May 27 after reaching it on May 22. He did not use supplementary oxygen on either ascent. On his first climb, […]


New Big Mixed Route in Yoho is Chase is Better…

May 26th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Big Mixed Route in Yoho is Chase is Better…

Over a number of days this winter and spring, Raphael Slawinski and partners established a new route on Mount Stephen in Yoho National Park called The Chase Is Better Than The Catch, a 135-metre […]


Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

May 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Kangchenjunga Skyline Attempt and Everest News

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger are attempting to traverse the Kangchenjunga Skyline without bottled oxygen or fixed ropes. The big traverse includes reaching the summits of Yalung Kang (8,505m), Kangchenjunga (8,586m), Kangchenjunga Central (8,482m) […]


Kilian Jornet Climbs Everest for Speed Record

May 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Kilian Jornet Climbs Everest for Speed Record

Kilian Jornet has climbed Mount Everest and has possibly claimed a solo, with no fixed ropes, sans bottled oxygen speed record up the north side. He completed the climb in 26 hours from Everest […]