John Lauchlan Award Accepting 2017 Expedition Applications

September 13th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on John Lauchlan Award Accepting 2017 Expedition Applications

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award designed to assist expeditions of Canadian mountaineers and explorers. The award exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit which John Lauchlan exemplified in his […]


East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

September 10th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on East Coaster and West Coaster Solo New Van Island Alpine

East coast climber Max Fisher and west coast climber Ryan Van Horne teamed up for a solo ascent of a new route on King’s Peak. Their new alpine climb goes up the Queen’s Face […]


Markus Pucher’s Cerro Torre Solo Attempt Ends Near Summit

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher’s Cerro Torre Solo Attempt Ends Near Summit

Marcus Pucher soloed the Ragni route on Cerro Torre on Sept. 3 and stopped only 40 metres from the summit. The snow and rime ice conditions were too difficult to risk climbing. The strong […]


Rescues After Chamonix Cable Car Stops Working

September 9th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Rescues After Chamonix Cable Car Stops Working

If you have ever taken the Helbronner cable car between Aiguille du Midi and Pointe Helbronner in Chamonix then you know the hazards. Snow storms and high winds often force the lift to close, […]


Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award

September 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Rock | Comments Off on Shortlist for Boardman Tasker Mountain Literature Award

The Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature started in 1983 to commemorate the lives of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker. Every year, a new jury selects a handful of books for the shortlist and […]


Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on Longtime Gripped Photo Editor and Climber Chris Lepik Passes

Recently, Chris Lepik, 48, longtime senior photo editor and advertising sales director of Gripped and important figure in all Gripped Publishing Inc. magazines, passed away. He was a much-loved member of our team for […]


Siula Grande’s East Face Gets First Ascent

September 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Siula Grande’s East Face Gets First Ascent

Siula Grande’s massive east face has been climbed by Max Bonniot and Didier Jourdain. Their grade-six route is called Le Bruit des Glacons and climbs 1,400 metres up to 5.10+ WI5. The big Peru […]