Elisabeth Revol to Attempt Manaslu in Winter and Alone

December 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Elisabeth Revol to Attempt Manaslu in Winter and Alone

French climber Elisabeth Revol is currently on her way to attempt a bold ascent. She will be attempting to climb the 8,156-metre Manaslu without a partner or bottled oxygen and in the calendar winter […]


Basque Climber to Attempt Everest in Winter Without O2

December 25th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Basque Climber to Attempt Everest in Winter Without O2

Alex Txikon will attempt to climb Mount Everest this winter without bottled oxygen. No climber has ever climbed Everest in winter without bottled oxygen. The first winter ascent of Everest was in 1980 by […]


Watch First Ski Descents of Alpine Lines in Georgian Dolomites

December 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch First Ski Descents of Alpine Lines in Georgian Dolomites

At the end of March 2016, South Tyrolean alpinists Wolfgang Hell, Aaron Durogati, Daniel Ladurner and Alessandro d’Emilia travelled to Georgia to explore the relatively uncharted Chauki Dolomites. After flying from Venice to Istanbul, […]


New Alpine Route on Gimmigela East in Nepal

December 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Route on Gimmigela East in Nepal

Hansjorg Auer and Alex Bluemel have made the first ascent of the north face ot Gimmigela East in alpine style. They are the first to attempt the 7,005-metre peak’s north side and are only […]


Watch Wild New Ski Descent in Chamonix

December 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Wild New Ski Descent in Chamonix

Big and dangerous ski descents, often down established routes, are nothing new in Chamonix. Climbers and skiers have been pushing steep turns for decades. Recently, Vivian Bruchez, Tristan Knoertzer and Ben Tibbetts skied down […]


The 2017 Mugs Stump Award Recipients Announced

December 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Mugs Stump Award Recipients Announced

The recipients of the 2017 Mugs Stump Award were announced at the Bozeman Ice Festival. The award was created in 1993 in memory of Mugs Stump, one of North America’s most visionary climbers. In […]


The 2016 American Alpine Club Awards

December 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2016 American Alpine Club Awards

The American Alpine Club will present five awards at their annual dinner on Feb. 25, 2017. “The evening will feature Conrad Anker’s reflections on his personal history, climbing and the Himalaya,” announced the club. […]