Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

In 2010, Sean Burch traversed the 2,000-kilometre Great Himalaya Trail in a then-record 49 days, six hours and eight minutes. In 2014, made the first ascents of 23 mountains in Mongolia. In October, Burch […]


Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

Trevor Sexsmith was a leading skier in many ways, from big first descents to pushing what was skiable in summer. On Sept. 25, he died in a ski accident near Mount Victoria of the […]


Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

Marc-Andre Leclerc is based on Canada’s West Coast and is one of North America’s leading climbers. From big wall sends to alpine solos, the 23-year-old crusher has proved that we are no where near […]


Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

Markus Pucher attempted to solo Cerro Torre this past Patagonia winter and Fitz Roy. Conditions on both of the iconic Patagonia peaks stopped him from summitting, only 200 metres below the top of Torre. […]


The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

In 2008, Steve House and Vince Anderson made the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. The House/Anderson WI5+ M8 R/X 1000 m was repeated […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

David Lama is currently one of the world’s leading alpine free climbers, but like many of today’s top senders he started in a gym. In 2004 and 2005, he was the Youth World Champion. […]