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. […]


The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

September 21st, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on The House/Anderson on Mount Alberta Gets Third Ascent by Two Brits

In 2008, Steve House and Vince Anderson made the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Mount Alberta in the Canadian Rockies. The House/Anderson WI5+ M8 R/X 1000 m was repeated […]


Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Killian Jornet Backs Off Everest Record Attempt

Kilian Jornet, Spanish mountain runner, and his team have backed off their speed record attempt on Mount Everest’s north face. Deep snow and poor conditions led to the decision. Jornet was hoping to set […]


Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

September 19th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Discussion with David Lama

David Lama is currently one of the world’s leading alpine free climbers, but like many of today’s top senders he started in a gym. In 2004 and 2005, he was the Youth World Champion. […]


Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

September 18th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Marc-Andre Leclerc Makes First Winter Solo of Torre Egger, Makes History

Rolando Garibotti has reported on his Patagonia Vertical Facebook that Canadian Marc-Andre Leclerc has made a 21-hour round-trip first winter solo of Torre Egger in Patagonia. This is the second winter ascent. Leclerc has […]


Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

September 17th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Karakorum Expedition in the Spirit of East Coaster Cory Hall

James Monypenny from the U.K. and Canadian Max Fisher head to the Karakorum mountains of Pakistan to climb a new route in memory of their friend Cory Hall, who passed away in Peru in […]


Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

September 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher Attempts Fitz Roy Solo in Winter

It has been a winter of near sends in Patagonia. First was Pucher’s attempt to solo Cerro Torre, but he stopped just below the summit due to conditions. Then was Marc-Andre Leclerc’s bold attempt […]