Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

Nancy Hansen is one of Canada’s leading expedition climbers, with big trips to the Himalayas and Alaska over the past few years. She will be teaming up with Ralf Dujmovits, one of Germany’s most […]


Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Radio, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

Katie Ives is the editor-in-chief of Alpinist magazine, one of the world’s leading alpine climbing publications. In this Basecamp Podcast that was recorded at the 40th anniversary of the Banff Mountain Film and Book […]


Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Win a Copy of ‘Above the Reich’ and Attend a Read in B.C. and Alberta

Gripped editorial director’s David Chaundy-Smart has a new book by publisher Imaginary Mountain Surveyors called Above the Reich. The Canmore-based publishers focus on publishing mountain fiction and have a handful of great books available on their […]


Sherpas First to Summit Everest in Three Years, Rescues and Death on Makalu

May 12th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Sherpas First to Summit Everest in Three Years, Rescues and Death on Makalu

Nine Sherpas are first climbers to stand on Mount Everest in three years were. They were in charge of fixing ropes and were led by a Nepali Sherpa. They are the first climbers to reach […]


New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

May 11th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Skyline Traverse on Vancouver Island’s Mariner Mountain

Danny O’Farrell is a biologist who lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. For the past few months, he has been doing research for the Ahousaht First Nations Fisheries department at the head of Bedwell Sound. […]


Progress on Everest Halts with Rope-Fixing Confusion

May 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | 1 Comment »

A number of teams have made it to camp three on Mount Everest’s regular route, but as of May 4, rope-fixing has stopped about 400 metres below the South Col. Tim Monesdale has reported […]


The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Video | Comments Off on The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy in Squamish

The 2016 Arc’teryx Climbing Academy will be held in Squamish from July 14 to 17 this summer. Once again, the popular climbing event expects to draw hundreds of climbing enthusiasts, mountain guides and professional athletes from around the […]