Gripped Magazine

Profiles

Film: Mountain Craft

Taking on all the challenges of mountain environments and managing them so that clients have the best possible experience is the craft behind a lifelong guiding career. Guides Marc Piché and Andy Perkins share their thoughts on expectations and maintaining an acceptable level of
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Film: K6 West

Raphael Slawinski, Ian Welsted and Jesse Huey travel to Pakistan to climb K6 West. At the moment of their departure, they learn of the massacre at Nanga Parbat base camp. Each is now faced with a decision. As Jesse returns home, Raphael and Ian continue with the trip and
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Gallery: Mountain Paintings

Kayla Eykelboom is an ecology major at the University of Alberta. In her spare time, she paints the mountains around her home town in the Rockies. More: Mountain Paintings by Joy Anne
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The North Face and Sherpas Cinema ice film: Always Above Us

The North Face: Always Above Us. Leading the life of a climber involves a tremendous amount of sacrifice and hardship, but for team athletes Conrad Anker and Kris Erickson, there’s no living without it. The North Face In 1999, on an expedition in Tibet, team alpine climbers
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MEC’s Gift Picks with Nick

Here is a new video and six weeks of gift ideas from the new MEC envoy and gear expert, “Nick.” Nothing against the jolly bearded guy from the North Pole, but he’s not exactly what you’d call an “outdoor enthusiast.” Aside from one busy night a year, Santa pretty much
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Toronto Alpine Club of Canada night with Kutcher

Canadian ice competitor Nathan Kutcher will be hosting an evening of climbing chat in Toronto on Dec. 4th. Kutcher will be doing a presentation about competitive ice climbing, the Sochi Olympics and “whatever else I can squeeze in,” Kutcher said. Its free but bring
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John Lauchlan Award 2014

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award that exists to perpetuate the bold and adventurous spirit that John Lauchlan exemplified in his mountain exploits. It strives to promote the development of Canadian mountaineers at an international level with financial support that
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Tour de Bloc Calgary Climbing Centre

The first Tour de Bloc of the western Canada took place on the weekend at the Calgary Climbing Centre. Much like the first two events at Allez Up in Montreal and True North in Toronto, new and old competitors pushed hard. With 280 competitors, it was the biggest competition ever
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Tour de Bloc 2014/15 Season

The Tour de Bloc’s Eastern Canada tour got on its way two weeks ago. With things about to get going out west, the compeition season is in full swing. For those wondering what Tour de Bloc is, it’s the Canadian national bouldering series. It celebrated its 10-year
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Clif Bar’s Response to Firing Climbers

Many people know Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Dean Potter, Steph Davis and Timmy O’Neill were fired from the popular energy bar company Clif Bar. Here is Clif Bar’s response: Over the past few days, there’s been a heated dialogue about our recent decision to withdraw
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