‘Sherpa Stew’ Film About Sherpas Starting Life in New York

October 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on ‘Sherpa Stew’ Film About Sherpas Starting Life in New York

The Sherpa of Nepal’s high Himalaya are the men and women known for their endurance and ability to survive at oxygen-deprived altitudes. And in New York City, they’re driving cabs, selling imports at street […]


Chamonix Bans Wingsuit BASE Jumping, For Now

October 20th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Chamonix Bans Wingsuit BASE Jumping, For Now

Eric Fournier, mayor of Chamonix, has signed a provision that BASE jumping with a wingsuit is suspended around the famous mountain town for the time being. A number of jumpers have died in the […]


Parks Canada to Demolish Decrepit Glacier Park Lodge

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Parks Canada to Demolish Decrepit Glacier Park Lodge

After a years-long legal battle, Parks Canada is now in control of Glacier Park Lodge and the near-by gas station at Rogers Pass in B.C. The Lodge was a popular place for backcountry skiers […]


Cho Oyu First Climbed 62 Years Ago Today, Oct. 19

October 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Cho Oyu First Climbed 62 Years Ago Today, Oct. 19

Cho Oyu was first climbed on Oct. 19, 1954 and is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,188 metres. Cho Oyu means Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan and it stands about 20 kilometres […]


Watch Strong Chamonix Alpinists Climb in the Garhwal Himalayas

October 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Strong Chamonix Alpinists Climb in the Garhwal Himalayas

Six strong alpinists from Chamonix reached the summit of the Bhagirathi III in the Garhwal Himalaya. The team composed of Fanny Schmutz and Elodie Lecomte climbed the Scottish Pillar on the Southwest face over […]


Harrington, Leclerc and Lavigne Climb New Route on Baffin’s Great Sail

October 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Harrington, Leclerc and Lavigne Climb New Route on Baffin’s Great Sail

Brette Harrington, Marc-Andre Leclerc and Joshua Lavigne visited Baffin Island this summer. After an extended trip, they left with some amazing northern Canada experiences and a big new route called The West Buttress of Great […]


Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

October 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Paul Ramsden and Nick Bullock’s Big New Route on Tibet’s Nyainqêntanglha

Strong alpinists Nick Bullock and Paul Ramsden have climbed the 1,600-metre North Buttress of of Nyainqêntanglha’s southeast face. The 7,046-metre Tibet mountain took Bullock and Ramsden seven days to climb. The two climbers discovered […]