Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

October 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Polish Heading to K2 for First Winter Ascent Attempt

K2 is the only 8,000-metre peak without a winter ascent, but a team of 10 Polish climbers is hoping to change that. It is the second highest mountain in world at 8,611 metres and […]


New 2017 Alpine Routes in Alaska’s Revelation Mountain

October 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New 2017 Alpine Routes in Alaska’s Revelation Mountain

The Revelation Mountains in Alaska have long been a destination for keen alpinists to establish new routes. The first recorded trip to the range was 1967 by David Roberts and party. In 2014, Canadian […]


The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Awards Climbing Long-list

September 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Awards Climbing Long-list

The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival has announced the long-list for this year’s award. The grand prize in 2016 went to Ice Diaries: An Antarctic Memoir by Jean McNeil. The five finalists for the […]


Mount Hooker’s North Face Freed with Original Sin 5.12+

September 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Mount Hooker’s North Face Freed with Original Sin 5.12+

Jesse Huey and Maury Birdwell made the first free ascent of Original Sin V 5.12+ on the north face of Mount Hooker in Wyoming. Their new hard free climb climbs a direct variation to […]


Markus Pucher’s First Winter Solo of Aguja Guillaumet

September 11th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Markus Pucher’s First Winter Solo of Aguja Guillaumet

Markus Pucher has made the first winter solo of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia, during a very snowy year. On Sept. 8, the strong Austrian climber reached the top of the 2,579-metre peak, which was […]


Mount Slesse’s East Face Repeated and Freed

September 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Slesse’s East Face Repeated and Freed

Jacob Cook and Tony McLane have made the first free ascent, and second ever, of the east face of Slesse Mountain (often called Mount Slesse) in B.C.’s Cascade Mountains. The first ascent of the […]


Climbers Traverse 13 Peaks in B.C.’s Valhalla Range

September 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climbers Traverse 13 Peaks in B.C.’s Valhalla Range

On Aug. 22, Vince Hempsall and David Lussier circumnavigated the 13 peaks of the Mulvey Basin in Valhalla Provincial Park, B.C. The Nelson-based climbers pieced together a compelling read about their adventure at Mountain […]