Unnamed Direct is New Rockies Moderate Alpine

November 9th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | No Comments »

On Nov. 5, Simon Richardson and Ian Welsted climbed a new 500-metre moderate alpine line between the town of Banff and Lake Louise they called Unnamed Direct WI3 M4. Richardson, the curator of ScottishWinter.com, […]


Film Awards at 2017 Banff Mountain Fest

November 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Film Awards at 2017 Banff Mountain Fest

Padma Angdu is ten years old. He is also a Rinpoche — a “Living Buddha” or reincarnate of a high Tibetan Lama reborn in Ladakh, India. His appointed destiny is to be reunited with […]


Remembering Fred is New Rockies Mixed Route

October 31st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Remembering Fred is New Rockies Mixed Route

Rockies-based climbers Kris Irwin and John Price have climbed a new mixed route in Banff National Park. The new 330-metre Remembering Fred M6 WI5 climbs an aesthetic line above O’Brien Lake northwest of Castle […]


Massive Mount Cook Caroline Face Skied

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Massive Mount Cook Caroline Face Skied

The Caroline Face rises nearly two kilometres above the valley to the summit of Mount Cook in New Zealand and was skied for the first time on Oct. 27. The massive alpine line was […]


10 Things to Not Miss at the Banff Mountain Fest 2017

October 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Events, Events, Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on 10 Things to Not Miss at the Banff Mountain Fest 2017

The 2017 Banff Mountain Film Festival will be taking place this week in Banff. For 10 things not to miss, see below. 1. Chris Bonington is perhaps the most celebrated climber of his time. […]


New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

October 27th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Alpine Mixed Route on Shivling in Himalayas

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of a new route on Shivling, a stunning 6,543-metre peak in the Indian Himalayas. Their route is called Shiva’s Ice and it climbs up […]


The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival Award Winners

October 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on The 2017 Banff Mountain Book Festival Award Winners

The Banff Mountain Book Festival announced its nine category winners for 2017. There were 28 books that made the long list earlier this season. Congrats to all of the authors who have made the […]