Avalanches in B.C., Rockies and Buried Climbers in Quebec

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Avalanches in B.C., Rockies and Buried Climbers in Quebec

There have been a number of large avalanches reported on popular routes in Canada over the past few days. Avalanches are caused by a number of things and every winter climber should familiarize themselves […]


Three Alpine Climbing Blog Posts from January 2017

January 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Three Alpine Climbing Blog Posts from January 2017

While many climbers have abandoned their blogs reports for social media, it seems many alpine and ice climbers are still at it. Below are three blog posts from the past month about alpine and […]


Watch Top Climbers and Babies in Climbing Mockumentary

January 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Top Climbers and Babies in Climbing Mockumentary

A mockumentary by Eric Becker filmed at the 2016 Banff Adventure Filmmaking Workshop (part of The Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival) and selected by National Geographic as part of their short film showcase. […]


The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is Accepting Applications

January 24th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is Accepting Applications

The Copp-Dash Inspire Award is currently accepting applications through March 3, 2017 for small climbing teams attempting fast and light alpine climbing objectives with a desire to creatively document and share their experience. The […]


Steve Swenson’s Memoir ‘Karakoram’ is Full of Adventure

January 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Steve Swenson’s Memoir ‘Karakoram’ is Full of Adventure

Steve Swenson’s new memoir Karakoram is a must-read for climbers and armchair mountaineers. With over 1,200 days climbing in and around the Karakoram, Swenson has more climbing days there than most alpinists. The description […]


Steve Swenson Giving Slideshow in Calgary for Streets to Peaks

January 16th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Steve Swenson Giving Slideshow in Calgary for Streets to Peaks

American alpinist Steve Swenson will be doing a slideshow in Calgary on Feb. 15 as a fundraiser for Streets to Peaks. All proceeds benefit Streets to Peaks to enrich and empower at-risk, aboriginal girls […]


Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

January 15th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Apparel, Gear, Hardware, Mountain, News, Profiles, Ropes | Comments Off on Climbing Gear from Winter Outdoor Retailer 2017

Every year, industry members and athletes head to Salt Lake City to take part in the Outdoor Retailer. Below is just some of the gear announced for 2017. Be sure to pick up the […]