Jupiter Shift is New West Coast Alpine Mixed

February 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc climbed an aesthetic new route up Station-D near Mount Slesse. Harrington led every pitch up the 200-metre M5+ they called Jupiter Shift. “I’m very proud to have completed my […]


Climber Sean Dougerty to Run World’s Largest Telescope

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Sean Dougherty is astrophysicist from the South Okanagan in B.C. wo is about to take over managing the world’s largest telescope in Chile. Dougherty, best known by many for authoring Selected Alpine Climbs in […]


Geotagging Mountains With Their Indigenous Names

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Many mountains around the world have been stripped of their indigenous names and some climbers are giving them back. Top alpinist Colin Haley has long been a climber that’s argued mountains should be referred […]


Canadian Climbs New Peaks in Chilean Patagonia

February 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Canadian East Coaster Max Fisher has climbed two previously unclimbed mountain in Chilean Patagonia with Will Oppenheim and Felipe Cancino. They spent 16 days travelling and climbing the peaks, having walked about 130 kilometres. […]


New Bold Scottish Winter Line is Dark Angel

February 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Scotland has had one of its best years for hard winter climbing on icy rock and there’s been a flurry of new routes being climbed. Matt Helliker, Pete Whittaker and Nick Bullock have climbed […]


Toronto Climber Boris Kaschenko Passes at 58

February 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | No Comments »

It is with great sadness that I am sharing the news of the passing of Boris Kaschenko, a bedrock member of the Toronto Section. Boris passed on Sunday February 11, 2018, peacefully at the […]


Big West Coast North Face Gets First Winter Ascent

February 12th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Marc-Andre Leclerc have made the first winter ascent of the north face of Ledge Mountain on Canada’s West Coast. Ledge Mountain is a 1,964-metre-high satellite peak of Sky Pilot with steep […]