Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]


Ines Papert, 2016 Banff Festival Speaker, Repeats Hard German Route

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Ines Papert, 2016 Banff Festival Speaker, Repeats Hard German Route

Inest Papert has repeated Scaramouche, an eight-pitch 5.13b/c up the west face of the Hoher Göll in the Berchtesgadener alps of Germany, with her partner Matthias Reiter. It took her nearly two weeks to […]


The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The 2016 Banff Mountain Book Competition Category Finalists

The 2016 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival has released the finalists in each category. Below are the finalists in climbing and mountain related categories. For the full list visit here. Mountain and Wilderness […]


New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Route on Mount Gimli’s South Face is Dark and Stormy

Jasmin Caton and Cam Shute have climbed a new route on Mount Gimli in B.C. called Dark and Stormy 5.11a. The new Valhalla range route is five pitches and climbs up the south face […]


Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

September 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Avalanche Season Already With Climbers Injured in Jasper Area

There was an avalanche on Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National park that took two climbers for a 75-metre ride. Luckily, the climbers escaped with only minor injuries. The following report appeared on the […]