Climber Dies on Middle Sister Near Canmore

August 10th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Climber Dies on Middle Sister Near Canmore

A climber in his 40s died on Wednesday evening after falling from an unknown height down the north face of the Middle Sister near Canmore. The climber was reportedly rappelling down a route on […]


John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

August 7th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Routes | Comments Off on John Snorri First Icelander to Summit K2

John Snorri Sigurjónsson has become the first Icelandic climber to summit K2 after reaching the summit in July. You can see his satellite tracker information here. Broad peak summit!John reaching summit of Broad peak […]


Western Canada Wild Fires Affecting Summer Climbing

August 1st, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Western Canada Wild Fires Affecting Summer Climbing

The wild fires in Western Canada have been raging for over a month and many climbers are feeling the burn. The first are burning throughout B.C. and into Alberta and the smoke is making […]


New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

July 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Granite Big Wall Climbed Near Terrace in B.C.

Deep in the B.C. mountains near Terrace is a sharp looking wall on Split Mountain. Fuzzy images of it have circulated on the internet for years, but no one reported climbing the fine looking […]


Slovenians Climb Big New Kishtwar Himalaya Lines

July 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Slovenians Climb Big New Kishtwar Himalaya Lines

Slovenian climbers Ales Cesen, Marko Prezelj and Urban Novak climbed a few big new routes up 6,000-metre+ mountains in Kishtwar Himalaya in alpine style. They were based in the remote Kijaj Nullah Valley. Novak […]


New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

July 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes, West Coast | Comments Off on New Big Alpine Route on Mount Proteus in Selkirks

Alex Geary and Madeleine Martin-Preney climbed a new 500-metre route on the south face of Mount Proteus in the Selkirks they dubbed The B-Team, which goes at TD- 5.10a on July 19. To approach, […]


Canadians Climb New Alpine on Chacraraju in Peru

July 17th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Canadians Climb New Alpine on Chacraraju in Peru

Canadians Quentin Lindfield Roberts and Alik Berg have climbed a big new route on Chacraraju Este, a 6,001-metre peak in Peru. Lindfield noted after their ascent, “We’re stoked! The Devil’s Reach Around took two […]