The 2018 John Lauchlan Award Recipients

December 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

For the first time ever, the John Lauchlan Award will be assisting two expeditions. One of the trips is in Canada and one will be to Pakistan. The award recipients were announced earlier this […]


Fastest Time on Everest Settled in Nepal Court

December 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Last week, Nepal’s Supreme Court ruled that Pemba Dorje Sherpa’s speedy climb of Mount Everest was unverifiable. In 2004, Dorje Sherpa claimed he climbed the world’s highest mountain in eight hours and 10 minutes, […]


Watch Ascent of French Route on Cholatse

November 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Four New Zealand Alpine Team members recently climbed the north face of Cholatse via the French Route. Steve Fortune, Matthew Scholes, Kim Ladiges and Daniel Joll spent two nights and three days climbing the […]


Ben Dare Remembers Friend With New Alpine Route

November 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Ben Dare made the first ascent of his new 550-metre Remembrance on the south face of Mount Cook on Nov. 18. Dare soloed his new route up the aesthetic face after heading to the […]


Top Climbers Heading to Antarctica for Big Walls

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Climbers Heading to Antarctica for Big Walls

At least two teams of top climbers are heading to Antarctica for some big wall climbing this austral summer season One team consists of Anna Pfaff, Savannah Cummins, Conrad Anker, Cedar Wright, Jimmy Chin, […]


New Alpine Routes on Nuptse and Rungofarka

November 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Routes on Nuptse and Rungofarka

This fall has seen a number of attempts and summits in the Himalayas, two being new routes. For one week in October, from the 14th to the 21st, Benjamin Guigonnet, Frederic Degoulet and Helias […]


Bernadette McDonald’s Award Winning ‘Art of Freedom’

November 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Bernadette McDonald’s Award Winning ‘Art of Freedom’

The Western Canada-based Rocky Mountain Books (RMB) has announced that author Bernadette McDonald’s new book Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka has completed the Triple Crown of mountain literature writing. […]