Banff Mountain Fest is More Than Films and Books

November 10th, 2018 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival recently took place in the Canadian Rockies, beneath the iconic Mount Rundle (Waskahigan Watchi) and Cascade Mountain (Minihapa). I was lucky to spend nine days touching […]


Motivation Monday: Hansjorg Auer Alpine-Style in Himalaya

November 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Earlier this season, Hansjörg Auer, Max Berger, Much Mayr and Guido Unterwurzacher made the first ascent of a previously unclimbed 6,050-metre peak in the Indian Himalaya over three days.


Apply for American Alpine Club Grant for 2019 Expedition

November 2nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The American Alpine Club (AAC), America’s oldest and largest non-profit organization for climbers, is pleased to accept applications for more than $40,000 in financial support for climbers and backcountry snowboarders with an epic adventure […]


New Zealand Climber Caleb Jennings Dies from Avalanche

October 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Zealand Climber Caleb Jennings Dies from Avalanche

New Zealand climber Caleb Jennings died in hospital after being involved in an avalanche on Oct. 22. He’s the fifth member of the New Zealand alpine team to die in five years. The 31-year-old […]


Standing Ovation in Banff for Leo Houlding and Team

October 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Standing Ovation in Banff for Leo Houlding and Team

The first weekend of the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival drew thousands of people to films and talks. On opening night, Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon talked about their trip […]


Winter in the Afghan Pamirs by Beth Wald Wins Banff

October 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News | Comments Off on Winter in the Afghan Pamirs by Beth Wald Wins Banff

Photo essay Winter in the Afghan Pamirs by Beth Wald took top prize at the Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival. The Afghan Pamir is a high, remote and road-less region at the […]


Years After Conrad Anker’s Heart Attack, David Lama Solos Lunag Ri

October 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Years After Conrad Anker’s Heart Attack, David Lama Solos Lunag Ri

Austrian alpinist David Lama has made the first ascent of Lunag Ri (6,895 m) in Nepal via the massive west ridge, as reported by Conrad Anker. Anker broke the news on Instagram, saying “Congratulations […]