Nepali Woman Climbs Three Highest Peaks, Sets Record

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

Nepalese climber Nima Jangmu Sherpa, 28, recently reached the top of Mount Kanchenjunga and became the only woman in the world to climb Nepal’s three highest peaks above 8,000 metres in a single season […]


Hansjorg Auer Aims to Solo Big Peak in Karakorum

June 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | No Comments »

Hansjorg Auer is hoping to solo Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum of Pakistan this summer. The accomplished 34-year-old Austrian climber is already en route to the 7,100-metre peak, the 109th tallest in the […]


Top Polish Ski Mountaineer Hopes to Ski K2 this Year

June 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News | No Comments »

Andrzej Bargiel is at top Polish ski mountaineer who is returning to K2 this year in hopes of skiing a big line. Już w piątek ponownie wyruszam do Karakorum. Moim celem jest dokończenie projektu […]


Father and Son Climbers Likely Saved Life on Mount Logan

June 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

The Association of Canadian Mountain Guides president Marc Ledwidge has released a statement about the rescue of Monique Richard on Mt. Logan earlier this season. Richard became the first woman to solo Canada’s highest […]


Harrington and North Climb New Alaska Alpine Route

June 15th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Brette Harrington and Caro North have climbed a new 500-metre alpine climb on Southern Duke Tower above the Juneau Ice Cap. They made the first ascent of the route on June 2 and it […]


Canadian Nick Elson Gets Speed Run Record up Half Dome

June 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Speed records, also called fastest known time (FKT) in the running world, are becoming more and more popular. Canadian Nick Elson, 34, has claimed the speed record for a fast lap up and down […]


2018 Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement to Andrej Štremfelj

June 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Andrej Stremfelj was born in December 1956 in Kranj, where he still lives today. He began climbing in 1972 with the Kranj Alpine Club. After graduating from Ljubljana University went on to teach physical […]