Patagonia Season Starts With New and Rare Routes

December 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Patagonia Season Starts With New and Rare Routes

The 2017/18 Patagonia summer season has started with a new route by American Austin Siadak and Brit James Moneypenny. The weather in El Chalten hasn’t been optimal for heading out into the mountains, but […]


Watch Markus Pucher’s Historic Patagonia Solo

December 28th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Video | Comments Off on Watch Markus Pucher’s Historic Patagonia Solo

Markus Pucher is one of Patagonia’s leading alpine rock and ice climbers with many big climbs to his name. In 2016, he made the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone after having to […]


Mount Everest Numbers for 2017 and Overall

December 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Mount Everest Numbers for 2017 and Overall

The Himalayan Database has updated their 2017 and overall statistics and the number are in. Himalayan expert Alan Arnette spent a few weeks digging through the archives and came up with a number of […]


New Alpine Big Wall on Cerro Kishtwar in Indian Himalaya

December 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Alpine Big Wall on Cerro Kishtwar in Indian Himalaya

The strong team of German climber Thomas Huber and Swiss climbers Julian Zanker and Stephan Siegrist recently made the first ascent of a new climb up the northwest face of Cerro Kishtwar in the […]


Top American Climbers Open Antarctica Routes

December 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Top American Climbers Open Antarctica Routes

A team of six top American climbers are currently exploring Queen Maud Land, a remote part of Antarctica. Facing challenging conditions, the goal of the month-long expedition is to reach as many summits of […]


First Solo of Geikie North Face by Tony McLane

December 19th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on First Solo of Geikie North Face by Tony McLane

Tony McLane has made the first solo ascent of the north face of Mount Geikie in the Canadian Rockies. This is one of the boldest ascents of the year in Canada. He followed the […]


110 Years of Canadian Alpine Journal is Online

December 14th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on 110 Years of Canadian Alpine Journal is Online

The Alpine Club of Canada’s gift to the mountain community on International Mountain Day was announcing that the Canadian Alpine Journal is online. The Canadian Alpine Journal has been the flagship publication of the […]