Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

April 16th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Special Feature | Comments Off on Pro Skier Dave Treadway Dies in Crevasse Fall

Professional skier Dave Treadway has passed away after an accident in western Canada. Treadway was skiing in the Pemberton backcountry on Mon., April 15, according to Pemberton District Search and Rescue (PSAR) when he […]


New Alex Honnold Spatula For All Your Cooking Needs

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on New Alex Honnold Spatula For All Your Cooking Needs

“The process is never easy,” explained Alex Honnold. “And sharing your vision can be scary. But developing a game-changing product is always worth it.” Honnold would know. In the past two years, he’s been […]


Canadian Alpine Legend Barry Blanchard Turns 60

March 29th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Profiles, Special Feature | Comments Off on Canadian Alpine Legend Barry Blanchard Turns 60

Barry “Bubba” Blanchard is considered one of the best Canadian alpine climbers ever, he turned 60 on March 29. “I grew up in poverty hard against the railway tracks in Calgary in the 1960s, […]


Five Big Sends from the Past Week of Climbing

March 26th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in International, Profiles, Routes, Special Feature | Comments Off on Five Big Sends from the Past Week of Climbing

Over the past week, we’ve reported on many stories, but unlike most weeks, this one has been one filled with history-making climbs. From bouldering to trad and sport climbing, below are five highlights. Nina […]


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 […]


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 […]