Mikey Foreal is 112th Canadian to Summit Everest

May 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Mikey Foreal has reached the top of Everest and become the 112th Canadian to do so. On social media, Foreal, originally from Ontario, wrote, “Top of the world. For a brief moment in time, […]


Canadian Dies in Fall on High Ireland Mountain

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Mountain, News, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Canadian Simon Paquette died this week after he fell more than 100 metres while hiking along the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks Range. Paquette and his partner, understood to be aged in their late 20s/early 30s, were […]


Watch Jimmy Webb’s First Ascent of Tahoe V15

May 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Video | No Comments »

Watch top American boulderer Jimmy Webb climb some of the hardest lines in the Tahoe basin of California. A few double-digit flashes and four first ascents, one of which being The Outer Limits, Tahoe’s […]


Remember That ‘A Happy Mountaineer Pees Clear’

May 16th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

“A happy mountaineer always pees clear” is a simple rhyme that does a great job to remind climbers about the importance of hydration. The rhyme stems from the fact that urine color is an […]


The Pou Brothers Climb New Morocco 5.13 Multi-Pitch

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes | No Comments »

Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of the new multi-pith rock route they called Agar in Taghia Gorge in Morocco. The Spanish brothers climbed the new 10-pitch route this past April. […]


Three Weeks of Highlining in Tasmania

May 8th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in International, Routes | No Comments »

Valentin Rapp spent three weeks touring around Tasmania with some buddies, highlines and a camera. In the end, they rigged a number highlines in areas that had never had them before and explored some […]


Seven Leave No Trace Principles to Follow

May 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, Routes | No Comments »

Many of us have taken a pine cone or rock, veered off the trail to dodge mud puddles, gotten too close to wildlife or tossed an apple core into the woods. While these actions […]