Monique Richard Rescued off Logan After Summit

June 5th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | No Comments »

Monique Richard became first woman to solo highest peak in Canada before being rescued by helicopter off of Mount Logan during her descent. The 43-year-old Montreal climber encountered poor weather, equipment problems and extreme […]


Ontario Climber Bags Everest and Lhoste in 24 Hours

June 4th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | No Comments »

Reaching the summit of Everest and starting the clock to reach the summit of Lhotse in under 24 hours has become more popular over the past decade. The “high double” or “fast double” as […]


Monique Richard is First Woman to Solo Mount Logan

June 1st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | 3 Comments »

Quebec climber Monique Richard reaches the summit of Mount Logan in solo climb and becomes the first woman to do so alone. “Monique just reached the summit,” François Masse said in an email message […]


Japanese Montaineer Akira Oyabe Returns to K2

May 30th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Japanese Montaineer Akira Oyabe Returns to K2

Japanese mountaineer Akira Oyabe has returned to K2 (8,611 m), having spent the past two years preparing with his team for the expedition. This will be Oyabe’s third attempt at the second highest peak […]


Top Canadian Alpinists Heading to Karakoram

May 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Top Canadian Alpinists Heading to Karakoram

For the 2018 John Lauchlan Award, Raphael Slawinki and Alik Berg will be heading to Pumari Chhish East in Karakoram, Pakistan. Originally, the trip included Chris Brazeau and Ian Welsted, but a permit denial […]


Today is 65th Anniversary of Everest’s First Ascent

May 29th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Today is 65th Anniversary of Everest’s First Ascent

On May 29, 1953, the British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of the world’s highest peak. It was the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund […]


Top Climbers Survive Avalanche on Nyanang Ri

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top Climbers Survive Avalanche on Nyanang Ri

Top alpinists Luka Lindic and Ines Papert have survived a big avalanche in the Himalayas. The pair were on an expedition to the south face of Shishapangma for Papert’s first 8,000er and Lindic’s second […]