Harrington and Hayden Open Big Alpine on Devil’s Paw

September 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden have established a big new alpine line on the West Face of Devil’s Paw in Alaska, about 30 kilometres east of Juneau. Their new route is called Shaa Téix’i […]


Sherpa Missing After Avalanche on Dhaulagiri

September 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

A big avalanche that slid between camps two and three on Dhaulagiri has resulted in at least one missing climber. Dawa Geljen Sherpa, 24, was among seven Sherpas who were moving on the slope […]


John Lauchlan Award 2018/19 Accepting Applications

September 20th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

The John Lauchlan Memorial Award is a cash award designed to assist expeditions of Canadian mountaineers and explorers, which is accepting applications for end of 2018 and 2019 expeditions. The award exists to perpetuate […]


Climbers Buried in Mount Athabasca Avalanche

September 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Two climbers were heading up the Silverhorn route of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies with the slope avalanche and they were carried 600 metres to the base. The climbers were roped together near […]


Russians to Head Up Annapurna to Attempt to Ski Down

September 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News | No Comments »

Two Russians are currently heading up without supplemental oxygen to ski down Annapurna. Annapurna stands at 8,093 metres and is one of the Himalayas most famous peaks and is the next big peak this […]


Americans to Attempt a Ski Descent of Lhotse Couloir

September 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

American skiers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison are heading up Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, to ski the famous Lhotse Couloir. We made it through the first 1/3rd of the icefall […]


Walmart Outdoor Manager Responds to Backlash

September 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Walmart Outdoor Manager Responds to Backlash

Walmart has launched a Premium Outdoor Store with Moosejaw, an outdoor retailer it purchased in 2017. Several big brands withdrew their sales from Walmart after the purchase. Small outdoor stores are worried that Walmart […]