Sébastien Lapierre of Quebec to Ski to South Pole Solo

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Sébastien Lapierre of Quebec to Ski to South Pole Solo

Sébastien Lapierre is attempting to become the first Canadian to complete a solo Antarctic ski expedition without any assistance. In 2010, he completed a Greenland Ice Cap ski expedition. In 2013, he completed a […]


Watch an Ascent of 51 Hotdogs at Cedar Mountain in B.C.

November 8th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Video, West Coast | Comments Off on Watch an Ascent of 51 Hotdogs at Cedar Mountain in B.C.

Stu Smith and friends have travelled inland to avoid the rain on Canada’s West Coast. In this clip, Smith films a send of 51 Hotdogs 5.11a at Cedar Mountain near Kelowna in B.C. For […]


Canadian Catherine Laflamme Sends Historic Future Shock

November 7th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Canadian Catherine Laflamme Sends Historic Future Shock

Catherine Laflamme is currently living in Innsbruck, Austria, working on her PhD. The strong Canadian has sent Future Shock, a classic Reini Scherer route in Tirol. Scherer made the first free ascent in 1993 […]


Help Support Bon Echo Hut Renovations

November 5th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in East, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Help Support Bon Echo Hut Renovations

Bon Echo Provincial Park is one of Southern Ontario’s only multi-pitch trad climbing destinations. The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Toronto Sectionmaintains a hut on an incredible piece of land just outside the park […]


Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Rock, Rockies, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Watch Read Macadam and Tim Emmett Send The Path 5.14R

Read Macadam produced this short film earlier this year after he and Tim Emmett sent The Path 5.14R on the same day. The film premiered at the Canmore Climbing Festival in August. The Path […]


Adam Ondra to Top Dawn Wall with Free/Aid Ascent

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, News, Profiles, Rock, Routes | Comments Off on Adam Ondra to Top Dawn Wall with Free/Aid Ascent

Adam Ondra is staying focused on the Dawn Wall, despite the heavy rains and poor climbing conditions. “After the period of rain and two days of rest, I went onto the wall with Pavel […]


Short Film on Popular Mont Blanc’s Goûter Route

November 4th, 2016 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | Comments Off on Short Film on Popular Mont Blanc’s Goûter Route

David Linnett has produced this short video about a recent trip to Chamonix in the French Alps for an ascent of the Goûter Route on Mont Blanc 4,808 metres, the highest point in Western […]