Canadians Receive 2016 Shipton-Tilman Award for Big Objectives

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Nearly 90 years ago, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman changed the history of mountaineering with a lightweight, low-impact climbing philosophy that still inspires today’s adventurers. In honour of these two brave explorers, each year […]


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 | No Comments »

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 | No Comments »

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 […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: India’s First, Japan Crushes and Canada Makes Semis

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, Events, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The first IFSC Bouder World Cup in India took place this past weekend in Mumbai. A number of Canadians travelled to the historic event where Shauna Coxsey was hoping to win her fourth straight […]


Watch Stefano Ghisolfi Winning Melloblocco 2016

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Bouldering, Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles, Video | No Comments »

Stefano Ghisolfi won the men’s competition at Melloblocco after sending nine out of 12 boulders, two of which were flashes. EpicTV caught up with him trying a boulder called Black Star, high up on the […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Canadians Make Semis at India’s First IFSC World Cup

May 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on IFSC World Cup 2016: Canadians Make Semis at India’s First IFSC World Cup

The first IFSC World Cup to ever take place in India is currently going down in Navi Mumbai. It is one of six areas to host their first World Cup this year. Three Canadians […]


Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

May 14th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Evan Hau Climbs New 5.14 in Alberta Rockies

Evan Hau has been one of Canada’s leading hard-route developers for the past few years. He recently sent one of his projects at Apocalypse Cave on Grotto Mountain and called it Belly of the […]