Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

May 6th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Great Divide Ski Traverse Completed on 50th Anniversary

On the 50th anniversary of the Great Divide Ski Traverse, a 320-kilometre journey from Jasper to Lake Louise, four Alberta skiers completed it in 21 days. Alex Heathcott of Calgary, Darren Farley of Canmore, […]


Stranded Mount Logan Climber Rescued

May 5th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Stranded Mount Logan Climber Rescued

Argentinian climber Natalia Martinez was stranded for four days on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest mountain, before being rescued late Thursday night. Her plan was to solo traverse Logan starting up the East Ridge and […]


New Rockies Alpine Route on Mount Tuzo

May 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | Comments Off on New Rockies Alpine Route on Mount Tuzo

Quentin Lindfield Roberts writes about his and Alik Berg’s new route on Mount Tuzo above Moraine Lake in the Canadian Rockies called Hiding in Plain Sight M5 AI5. The name of the route comes […]


Earthquake Strands Climber on Mount Logan

May 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Earthquake Strands Climber on Mount Logan

Argentine alpine climber Natalia Martinez, 37, has been stranded alone on Mount Logan, Canada’s highest peak. She was nine days into a solo traverse of the 5,959-metre peak when two earthquakes struck the Yukon […]


Americans Make First Ascent of Massive Gauntlet Ridge in Alaska

May 2nd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Americans Make First Ascent of Massive Gauntlet Ridge in Alaska

Jess Roskelly and Clint Helander have made the first ascent of the Gauntlet Ridge, the entire south ridge, of Mount Huntington. This is one of the biggest new routes in North America in the […]


Ueli “Swiss Machine” Steck Dies on Mount Everest Training Climb

April 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Ueli “Swiss Machine” Steck Dies on Mount Everest Training Climb

The Swiss climber Ueli Steck, 40, has died on a Mount Everest training climb on the nearby Nuptse. He had been acclimatizing to attempt the Everest to Lhotse traverse this spring. The Himalayan Times […]


Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

April 25th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Mountain, News, Profiles | Comments Off on Two New Routes Kick Off Alaska 2017 Season

The 2017 season in Alaska has started with a bang as Greg Boswell and Will Sim have climbed two new routes above the Buckskin Glacier, near the famous Mooses Tooth spire. With bluebird conditions, […]