Legendary Quebec Climber Jean Sylvain Dies at 82

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 1 Comment »

Quebec climber Hugo Drouin remembers Jean Sylvain with notes of Sylvain’s impressive climbing life. In the early 1950s, Jean Sylvain began climbing in Quebec after his mom got him a book on climbing in […]


Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from India World Cup

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Motivation Monday: Five Moves to Mimic from India World Cup

The first IFSC World Cup in India recently took place in Mumbai and a number of hard problems led to some big moves going down. Canadians Sean McColl, Alannah Yip and Elise Sethna made […]


Canadians Receive 2016 Shipton-Tilman Award for Big Objectives

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Canadians Receive 2016 Shipton-Tilman Award for Big Objectives

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 | Comments Off on Nancy Hansen and Ralf Dujmovits Prepare for Unclimbed 7,000-metre Karakorum Peaks

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 […]


IFSC World Cup 2016: Watch Highlights from India

May 16th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Comps, Events, Events, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on IFSC World Cup 2016: Watch Highlights from India

The first IFSC World Cup in India took place from May 13 to 15. After the dust settled, Japan dominated taking four of the final top six positions. For a report and more visit […]


Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

May 15th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Radio, Routes | Comments Off on Basecamp Podcast Conversation with Alpinist Editor Katie Ives

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

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 […]