Shortlist for 2017 Boardman Tasker Award 2017

August 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Shortlist for 2017 Boardman Tasker Award 2017

The 2017 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature shortlist was announced. Canadian author Bernadette McDonald’s book Art of Freedom is one of the final six. There were 34 books entered from Italy, France, U.S.A, […]


Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

August 22nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on Three New Routes on Alaska Big Wall Xanadu

The west face of Xanadu is known as the Half Dome of the Arctic and up until this summer, it had no big wall routes. It’s found in the Arrigetch Peaks in the in […]


First Ascent of Remote Mount Priestley in B.C.

August 21st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | 1 Comment »

John Gill, Jordan Craven and Drew Copeland have just completed a new route on a previously unclimbed summit, Mount Priestley. The 2,359-metre peak north of Terrace, B.C. is one of Canada’s ultra-prominent peaks (remaining […]


You Have to Bring This Gear up Mont Blanc Now

August 20th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on You Have to Bring This Gear up Mont Blanc Now

The Gouter Route on Mont Blanc is one of Europe’s most popular alpine climbs and now you have to bring certain gear if you want to climb it. The Mayor of St. Gervais near […]


Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Leaning Towers 1975 Big Wall Pulpit Project Climbed

The dry summer in B.C. has been good for climbers with remote big wall plans, like Kevin Martin and Ian Dusome who just made an impressive first ascent in the Leaning Towers of the […]


New Alpine 12-Pitch 5.13 on Grand Capucin

August 18th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on New Alpine 12-Pitch 5.13 on Grand Capucin

Nina Caprez and Arnaud Petit have made the first ascent of the 12-pitch L’or du temps 5.13 on Grand Capucin in the Alps. Their new route took four days and climbs a clean south-facing […]


Summit or Plummet is New Steep Van Island Alpine

August 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on Summit or Plummet is New Steep Van Island Alpine

Summit or Plummet is the name of a new steep alpine route on Vancouver Island by Karsten Klawitter and Hunter Lee. The pair took to Victoria Peak on Aug. 10 to tackle their new […]