The 2013 Squamish Mountain Film Festival
The 2013 Squamish Mountain Film Festival runs from July 17-21 and hosts a variety of activities including climbing clinics, a trade fair, equipment demos, parties and of course a mountain films.
Everest: Two Solitudes
The way that the events played out on Everest on the last days of April is now well enough known. Three western climbers, Uli Steck (Switzerland, Simon Moro (Italy) and Jonathon Griffiths (UK) would attempt a route described on climbing.com by editor of the American Alpine Journal Dougald Macdonald as “a major development in Everest’s climbing history, particularly if they succeed in pure alpine style, without supplemental oxygen.” After an altercation with the Sherpas who were fixing lines above Camp Two, in which there was shouting and disagreement, the Sherpas descended.
Job Opening: Gripped Magazine Editor
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Climbers Attacked on Everest
The famous alpinists Ueli Steck and Simone Moro along with climber/photographer Jonathan Griffith were attacked by a group of around 100 Sherpas after the trio had an altercation with a team of Sherpa climbers fixing ropes on the mountain.
Broken Bolt Hanger Creates Fixed Gear Concerns
Someone posting on the popular climbing website rockclimbing.com claims to have found a cracked bolt hanger on a relatively new sport climb.
Video of the Women’s Qualifiers at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Kitzbuehel
Check out this video of the Women's Qualifiers at the IFSC Climbing World Cup in Kitzbuehel.
Heel and Toe Hooks
Here's another cool video from Joe Kinder outlining the basics of heel and toe hooks.
Beth Rodden is Climbing Back
Beth Rodden was once considered one of the world's top female climbers, but a series of injuries forced her to reconsider what she loves about the sport. Here is a video that examines her struggle to get back into climbing.
Lama and Arnold Bag Bird of Prey in Alaska
The talented team of David Lama and Dani Arnold have established Bird of Prey 5.10b M7+ A2 on the Moose's Tooth in the Central Alaska Range.
Video of Will Stanhope Freeing the Finger of Fate
Check out this video of Gripped cover-boy Will Stanhope as he bags a free ascent of the Finger of Fate on the Titan.