Updated: Marc-Andre Leclerc Frees Titanic on Torre Egger in Patagonia

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Updated: Marc-Andre Leclerc Frees Titanic on Torre Egger in Patagonia

Less than two weeks after making the first winter solo ascent of Torre Egger, Marc-Andre Leclerc has made the first free ascent of Titanic. The 950-metre 5.10 A2 was first climbed in 1987 by […]


Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger Summit and Ski Cho Oyu

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger Summit and Ski Cho Oyu

Emily Harrington and Adrian Ballinger have reached the summit of Cho Oyu, an 8,188-metre peak on the China and Nepal border. Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. Harrington and Ballinger […]


Climbers Summit Manaslu and Cho Oyu in Autumn 2016

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbers Summit Manaslu and Cho Oyu in Autumn 2016

The first summits in the Himalayan fall season went down this week on two eight-thousanders. Nearly 70 teams and 500 members are on expeditions to different peaks. Mingma Sherpa reported that more than 60 […]


Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

October 1st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Sean Burch to Explore Himalayas for Unclimbed Mountains

In 2010, Sean Burch traversed the 2,000-kilometre Great Himalaya Trail in a then-record 49 days, six hours and eight minutes. In 2014, made the first ascents of 23 mountains in Mongolia. In October, Burch […]


Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Trevor Sexsmith, Cutting Edge Rockies Skier, Passes After Ski Accident

Trevor Sexsmith was a leading skier in many ways, from big first descents to pushing what was skiable in summer. On Sept. 25, he died in a ski accident near Mount Victoria of the […]


Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

September 26th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Five Limit Pushers by Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc in Past Year

Marc-Andre Leclerc is based on Canada’s West Coast and is one of North America’s leading climbers. From big wall sends to alpine solos, the 23-year-old crusher has proved that we are no where near […]


Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

September 23rd, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher Makes First Solo of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia Winter

Markus Pucher attempted to solo Cerro Torre this past Patagonia winter and Fitz Roy. Conditions on both of the iconic Patagonia peaks stopped him from summitting, only 200 metres below the top of Torre. […]