Bodies of Missing Nanga Parbat Climbers Found

March 9th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Bodies of Missing Nanga Parbat Climbers Found

The bodies of Tom Ballard, 30, and Italian climber Daniele Nardi, 42, were discovered. The two disappeared on Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas on Feb. 24. Ballard and Nardi were trying to climb a […]


Climbing Helped Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor During Breast Cancer

March 8th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Climbing Helped Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor During Breast Cancer

The following story was written by Calgary climber Éléonore Lebeuf-Taylor who recently battled breast cancer. This isn’t your typical climber profile column. No onsighting 5.14s or new routes in the Canadian Rockies. Rather, this […]


In Search Of Female Routesetters

March 8th, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on In Search Of Female Routesetters

Routesetters are finally getting the recognition and compensation they deserve for their crucial contributions to the gym climber’s experience and to the success of competition climbing. Routesetting is, by and large, understood and respected […]


Let’s Not Call it the Squaw’s Tit Anymore

March 1st, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Rockies, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Let’s Not Call it the Squaw’s Tit Anymore

Someone asked me the other day if I had climbed the Squaw’s Tit and it seemed so bizarre that folks still call it by such an offensive name. The names of mountains matter and […]


Deadly Accident on the North Face of the Eiger

March 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Deadly Accident on the North Face of the Eiger

On Feb. 24, during an attempt to climb the Eiger’s north face, Julian Zanker was injured in an accident and when the rescue team reached Zanker, he was pronounced dead. There are no other […]


Hikers Rescued and Quebec Skier Dies in New England

February 12th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Hikers Rescued and Quebec Skier Dies in New England

In three separate incidents, two hikers were rescued and one skier tragically died in New England over the past few days. Vermont A 68-year-old Quebec man died in a ski accident at Jay Peak […]


Top Scottish Climbers Die in Climbing Accident

February 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in News, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Top Scottish Climbers Die in Climbing Accident

Top Scottish climbers Andy Nisbet (65) and Steve Perry (47) have died in a climbing accident on Ben Hope in Scotland. News of their deaths emerged on Tuesday, after mountain rescue teams and a […]


I Lived in a Van Down by the River

January 28th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on I Lived in a Van Down by the River

I lived in a van and I’d do it again. I spent most of my nights parked along the Bow River in one of the many places to park. Years before I lived in […]


Be Safe, The Mountains Can Kill You

January 26th, 2019 by Brandon Pullan | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Be Safe, The Mountains Can Kill You

Reinhold Messner, one of the best mountaineers of all time, once said, “Mountains are not fair or unfair, they are just dangerous.” I had written Messner’s quote on an image of the famous and […]


For the Love of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Aztec Ascent

January 22nd, 2019 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Indoor Climbing, Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on For the Love of Climbing Gyms: A Letter to Aztec Ascent

The following is a love letter as much as it is a story, by Pete Woods, and it highlights a recurring, relatable theme that we’ve seen in the letters of this series: it’s not […]