Min Bahadur Sherchan, 86, Dies on Mount Everest

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Min Bahadur Sherchan, 86, Dies on Mount Everest

Min Bahadur Sherchan, one of the oldest climbers to ascend Mount Everest, has died at Everest base camp at the age of 86. The former British Gurkha was hoping to reclaim the title of […]


New Route at Alberta’s Historic Dust Bowl is 5.13

May 8th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Rock, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on New Route at Alberta’s Historic Dust Bowl is 5.13

Adam Currie of Calgary has made the first ascent of Bangers and Mash 5.13c at the Dust Bowl on Moose Mountain near Calgary Currie has experience with hard 5.13 lines as he has ticked […]


Garnbret and Rubstov Win 2017 Tokyo World Cup

May 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Competition, Comps, Events, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Garnbret and Rubstov Win 2017 Tokyo World Cup

The fourth stop of the IFSC 2017 World Cup circuit made its way to Tokyo where Janja Garnbret and Alexey Rubstsov took top spots. Full results here. No Canadians advanced past Qualifiers and their […]


Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

May 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Great Divide Ski Traverse, a 320-kilometre journey from Jasper to Lake Louise, four Alberta skiers completed it in 21 days. Alex Heathcott of Calgary, Darren Farley of Canmore, […]


Stranded Mount Logan Climber Rescued

May 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Stranded Mount Logan Climber Rescued

Argentinian climber Natalia Martinez was stranded for four days on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, before being rescued late Thursday night. Her plan was to solo traverse Logan starting up the East Ridge and […]


New Rockies Alpine Route on Mount Tuzo

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Alpine Route on Mount Tuzo

Quentin Lindfield Roberts writes about his and Alik Berg’s new route on Mount Tuzo above Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies called Hiding in Plain Sight M5 AI5. The name of the route comes […]


West Coasters Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer Climb in Cochamo

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on West Coasters Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer Climb in Cochamo

Vikki Weldon and Jo Bulmer of the West Coast visited South America earlier this year. They visited the granite walls in the popular Cochamo in Chile. Weldon’s trip report has been published by Arc’teryx […]