Years After Conrad Anker’s Heart Attack, David Lama Solos Lunag Ri

October 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Years After Conrad Anker’s Heart Attack, David Lama Solos Lunag Ri

Austrian alpinist David Lama has made the first ascent of Lunag Ri (6,895 m) in Nepal via the massive west ridge, as reported by Conrad Anker. Anker broke the news on Instagram, saying “Congratulations […]


Big New Alpine Route on Pumori in the Himalaya

October 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News | Comments Off on Big New Alpine Route on Pumori in the Himalaya

A team of Romanian alpinists have made the first ascent of a new 1,100-metre line up Pumori’s southeast face in the Himalaya. Pumori is a 7,161-metre peak near Mount Everest that already had routes […]


Stiff Alpine Line on Mount MOG Goes Free in Rockies

October 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Stiff Alpine Line on Mount MOG Goes Free in Rockies

Jon Walsh and Quentin Lindfield-Roberts have made the second ascent of The Owens/Walsh route on Mount MOG. In October of 2007, Rob Owens and Eamonn Walsh made the first ascent of the IV+ M6+ […]


Hard Rockies Mixed Route Zeitgeist Repeated

October 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Rockies, Routes | Comments Off on Hard Rockies Mixed Route Zeitgeist Repeated

Michelle Kadatz and Peter Hoang have made the second ascent of Zeitgeist IV+ M7- WI5R on the northwest face of Mount Ball in Banff National Park. The 530-metre route was first climbed 11 years […]


Bold Alpine First Ascent Solo in New Zealand for Ben Dare

October 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Bold Alpine First Ascent Solo in New Zealand for Ben Dare

Alpinist Ben Dare has made a solo first ascent of a 700-metre route on Mount Percy Smith in New Zealand he’s calling The Promise. The route goes up the Southwest Face of the remote […]


Nine Climbers Dead After Nepal Snowstorm

October 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Nine Climbers Dead After Nepal Snowstorm

Nine climbers on a South Korean expedition have been killed after a snowstorm on Mount Gurja in Nepal. This is one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents in the Himalayas in recent years. After the […]


Summit of Excellence 2018 for Quebec Climber Jacques Olek

October 11th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Summit of Excellence 2018 for Quebec Climber Jacques Olek

Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival has announced that 73-year-old Jacques Olek will be the 2018 recipient of the Summit of Excellence Award in the following press release. Regarded as a pioneer in […]