Gripped Magazine

Profiles

Film: 1978, Everest by Fair-Means

A film documenting the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen. Above 8,000 metres in the Himalaya there is only a fraction of the oxygen at sea-level. Climbers suffer sickness and headaches and risk life threatening oedemas. Just taking a step needs a tremendous
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Canadian Mike Doyle and His Project

Watch as Mike Doyle talks about the redpoint process as he tries to free Necessary Evil, 5.14c, in Virgin River Gorge. To find out more about Doyle, pick up the Feb/March 2014 issue of Gripped Magazine.
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Lonnie Kauk

Lonnie Kauk has been popping up on the radar lately as a cutting-edge solo climber. A native of Yosemite Valley, he is a professional snowboarder, and yes, he is the son of legendary Yosemite climber Ron Kauk. In 2013, Kauk made the second ascent of Honnold’s route, Too Big
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Catherine Destivelle soloing Old Man of Hoy

Catherine Destivelle was one of the first, bold soloists of the modern-era of climbing. Watch her solo Old Many of Hoy.
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Jesse Morales, the 8 1/2 Finger Climber

A video profile of rock climber Jesse Morales, a Phoenix area local who crushes despite having lost his left ring finger and most of the use of his left pinky. 8 1/2 Finger Beta: Profile of Jesse Morales from Sendaholic on Vimeo.
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Paul Robinson Bouldering in Switzerland

Video from the archives. Watch American Paul Robinson as he climbs the granite boulders of Switzerland. VIDEO PROFILE: Paul Robinson bouldering in Switzerland from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.
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Nick Bullock Talks Prison, Climbing and Life

Nick Bullock talks about his book,  Echoes: One Climber’s Hard Road to Freedom after,  “Echoes of a parallel life, of the life we were expected, or trained to live, but there, just on the periphery, just out of reach, is another life – a life – a much better life –
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Japanese Climbing Comic

Kokou No Hito is a Manga made for climbers, by climbers. Mangas are Japanese comics made for all ages. Kokou No Hito conforms to the Manga style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.   Kokou No Hito is about a group of climbers, real and fantasized, there are over 170
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Matt Segal Sessions Bishop

Matt Segal recently spent time in Bishop, California, with a group of strong climbers.  One of the highlights of the trip was his ascent of Mesothelioma, a notoriously scary V7 highball. For more on Bishop, see here.          
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A Day in the Life of A West Coast Alpinist

Early morning sunrise, virgin alpine peaks, fresh ocean eats and after dinner surfing. Danny O’Farrell is a biologist who lives in Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. He is a passionate fly fisherman, surfer and climber with a long list of big sends and newly
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