Outdoor adventure photography has grown considerably over the past several years as has the number of talented amateur photographers.  Every month at Gripped u Receive dozens of inspiring photographs from our readers wanting to share their climbing experiences.  During the last few months I’ve been collecting images for our first-ever photo contest.  I would like to thank everyone for their submissions; here are the three chosen winners I am currently collecting images for a secone contest to be selected for our October/November issue.

-Chris Lepik, Photo Editor

First Prize

Ines Papert on the Beckey-Chouinard, South Howser Tower, Bugaboos B.C.

Photo by John Walsh

Second Prize

Allison Clare on the Southeast Spur, Brenta Spire 5.6 Bugaboo Provincial Park, B.C.

Photo by Will Woods

Third Prize

Christ Evers climbing on an unamed arete near Bishop, California

Photo by Cody Tuttle