Happy 94th Birthday Fred Beckey!

January 14th, 2017 by Gripped Magazine | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 2 Comments »

Fred Beckey is one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and turned 94 on Jan. 14, 2017. Born on Jan. 14, 1923, Friedrich Wolfgang Beckey has established new routes all around the world, authored a number of […]


The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

January 12th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on The Japanese Caribou and Mount Hunter in Winter Solo

One of the most accomplished Alaskan winter climbers is Masatoshi Kuriaki, who is nicknamed the Japanese Caribou. In 1998, he soloed Denali in winter and in 2006 spent 58 days alone trying to solo […]


Quadruple Amputee Kyle Maynard Climbs Without Prosthetics

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Video | Comments Off on Quadruple Amputee Kyle Maynard Climbs Without Prosthetics

Kyle Maynard is the first quadruple-amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Born on March 24, 1986, he has gone on to become a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter, wrestler […]


Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

January 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Words With Jerry Auld About Animated Film “Thyself”

Jerry Auld moved to the Bow Valley decades ago for ice, rock and alpine climbing. He is now a co-owner of Imaginary Mountain Surveyors with Dustin Lynx and has a new animated short-film called […]


New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

January 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Variation to Classic Alpine Line Beyond Good and Evil

Strong European climbers Jeff Mercier, Xavier Cailhol, Lucien Boucansaud and Bastien Lardat have climbed a new variation to the classic 600-metre Alp’s route Beyond Good and Evil M6. First climbed in 1992 by Mark […]


Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

January 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Ice, International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new […]


Tom Ballard’s New Mixed and Hard Solo of Gogna Route

January 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Tom Ballard’s New Mixed and Hard Solo of Gogna Route

Tom Ballard jumped onto the scene a few seasons ago when he climbed the great six north faces of the Alps in winter and solo. At the end of 2016, he continued to push […]