Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nominations Open for Banff Mountain Summit of Excellence Award

Presented at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival since 1987, the annual Summit of Excellence Award has recognized an individual who has made a significant contribution to mountain life in the Canadian Rockies. The […]


Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

May 3rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Edward Whymper Would Be 176 Years Old Today

Edward Whymper was a leading climber during British mountaineering’s golden age. During the 1850s and 1860s, many of Europe’s big objectives were climbed and Whymper was a driving force behind many ascent. He worked […]


Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

May 2nd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Carlos Soria Climbs Annapurna at 77 Years Old and Sets Record

Spanish climber Carlos Soria has become the oldest person to climb Annapurna when he reached the summit of the 10th highest mountain last week. The 8,091-metre summit was his 12th 8,000-metre peak. He is […]


Climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges’ Bodies Found in Himalayas

April 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbers Alex Lowe and David Bridges’ Bodies Found in Himalayas

Alex Lowe was one of America’s leading climbers when he died in an avalanche with David Bridges in 1999 by a serac fall in Tibet.  On April 27, Ueli Steck and David Goettler found their […]


The Bold and Cold Book is About 25 Canadian Rockies Alpine Routes

April 30th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The Bold and Cold Book is About 25 Canadian Rockies Alpine Routes

In the early 1980s, Swiss climber Urs Kallen met South African Dave Cheesmond in Calgary. Kallen asked Cheesmond if he would co-author a book about alpine climbing in the Canadian Rockies, Cheesmond said yes. Less […]


Five Fun Moderate Banff Multi-Pitch Sport Routes

April 28th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | 1 Comment »

Banff is one of Canada’s most popular tourist towns, but it is also an ice and rock climbing hub. In the winter, people from around the world use Banff, located in Banff National Park in […]


Caver Gets Stuck in Grotto Mountain and is Rescued

April 27th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Caver Gets Stuck in Grotto Mountain and is Rescued

A client on a tour with Canmore Cave Tours found himself stuck in a section of cave known as the Laundry Chute. He spent over 12 hours in the narrow section. Rescuers had to […]