Canmore Climber, Guide and Loving Father, Husband and Son in ICU

April 30th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canmore Climber, Guide and Loving Father, Husband and Son in ICU

Benjamin Paradis is suffering from a respiratory illness, but has tested negative for covid-19


Ueli Steck Died Three Years Ago Today

April 30th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Ueli Steck Died Three Years Ago Today

He was one of the greatest alpine climbers of all time


Doug Anakin, B.C. Climber and Olympic Gold Medalist, Dies at 89

April 28th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Doug Anakin, B.C. Climber and Olympic Gold Medalist, Dies at 89

He won an Olympic gold medal at the 1964 winter Olympics


Legendary British Climber Joe Brown Dies at 89

April 16th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Legendary British Climber Joe Brown Dies at 89

He established some of the most difficult rock and alpine routes in the 1950s and 1960s


Yamnuska and Climbing in the Land of Legends

April 7th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Yamnuska and Climbing in the Land of Legends

Mount Yamnuska over the years has remained the heartbeat of the rockies trad scene. This summer marked the 60th year for technical rock climbing in the Rockies and it all got started on this great cliff. The mountain has stood witness to four generations of climbers. Many firsts have kept the mountain at the leading edge in terms of grades and ethical standards.



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Letter to Editor: Doctor Asks Outdoor Community to Stay Home

March 23rd, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Letter to Editor: Doctor Asks Outdoor Community to Stay Home

A letter to the editor from Dr. Jyoti Seshia in Canmore, who has encouraged us to share it with the public


Nahanni National Park Has World-Class Rock Climbing

March 20th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Special Feature | 1 Comment »

The Cirque of the Unclimbables has towering granite spires and classic routes


Legendary Rockies Climber Chas Yonge Dies

January 21st, 2020 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Legendary Rockies Climber Chas Yonge Dies

He opened countless new routes and discovered caves around the world


Barry Blanchard’s Awesome Alpine Album

January 9th, 2020 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Barry Blanchard’s Awesome Alpine Album

The perfection of the climbing touched me. It was like my imagination had merged into reality and my dreams had left the vault of my mind to create the ice and granite that I was ascending.


Canadian Rockies Climber Ken Wallator Dies at 52

December 22nd, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canadian Rockies Climber Ken Wallator Dies at 52

Over the decades, he’d established many difficult ice, rock and alpine routes



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