Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

July 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Accessories, Apparel, Events, Events, Gear, Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Highlights from the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix

The fifth annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy took place in Chamonix this spring. Watch this short highlight reel.


Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

July 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Brette Harrington’s Top Five Canadian Sends

Brette Harrington is one of America’s top climbers and she has spent considerable time in Canada over the past few years. Andrew Bisharat recently published a great interview with Harrington on his website Evening […]


How to Rig a Canadian Flag on a Mountain

July 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on How to Rig a Canadian Flag on a Mountain

Ha Ling above Canmore provides an easy-access summit and a large, low angled upper wall. While it provides excellent climbing, on Canada Day, it doubles as a place to hang our mighty flag. If […]


Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

June 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Ice, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Bryce Brown Finalist for Banff Mountain Photo Essay

Bryce Brown has been a contributor to Gripped for the past few years. One of his big pieces in the magazine featured photos from his trip to Mount Logan in the spring of 2015. Accompanied […]


Vikki Weldon Climbs Chamonix Granite, Sends in Switzerland

June 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Vikki Weldon Climbs Chamonix Granite, Sends in Switzerland

Vikki Weldon was part of an international gathering of top climbers in Chamonix for the Arc’teryx Alpine Academy. After a few days of taking part in clinics and cleaning trash from the mountains above the […]


New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

June 22nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on New Routes on Baffin Island by Strong Team

Nico Favresse has sent an update about new routes that have been climbed on Baffin Island in northern Canada. The Island has some of the world’s biggest granite monoliths and while climbers have been […]


First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

June 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on First Look at Mirror Wall, Film About Mega New Greenland Big Wall

As part of a select expedition team led by British climber Leo Houlding, Sheffield-based adventure filmmakers Coldhouse Collective have documented the challenging first ascent of the northwest face of Greenland’s 1,200-metre Mirror Wall. This autumn, […]