Arc’teryx Donates Proceeds to Protect Our Winters Canada

January 23rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Arc’teryx has partnered with Protect Our Winters Canada and for today only, Arc’teryx will be donating 100 per cent of proceeds from the day’s sales on arcteryx.com to Protect Our Winters Canada. If you’re […]


Canadians Portage Canoes to Everest Basecamp

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | No Comments »

Two Canadians have portaged two canoes to Mount Everest basecamp after an 18-day hike. Brothers Kyle Roberts and Tom Schellenberg each carried a canoe on their backs, meant to represent the extra burden of […]


Famous Bikini Hiker Dies from Hypothermia

January 22nd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | No Comments »

Gigi Wu, 36, also known as the “Bikini Hiker” has died following a fall into a valley near Mabolasi Mountain in Nantou County in Taiwan. Wu became famous for taking photos of herself while […]


Skier Dies in B.C. Amid Extreme Conditions Warning

January 5th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on Skier Dies in B.C. Amid Extreme Conditions Warning

A skier died from their injuries after being caught in an avalanche at Pebble Creek near Pemberton on Thursday. The 42-year-old man from Squamish was skiing with a group who was equipped and prepared for […]


Heads Up! These Weekend Avalanches Could’ve Killed Skiers

December 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on Heads Up! These Weekend Avalanches Could’ve Killed Skiers

There were at least three noteworthy avalanches this past weekend that skiers should take note of. In the Canadian Rockies, skiers escaped a class 1.5 after triggering it on Dolomite Ridge. To this, mountain […]


Mikaela Shiffrin Wins First Slalom World Cup of Year

November 19th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Mikaela Shiffrin Wins First Slalom World Cup of Year

Mikaela Shiffrin won seven slalom events during the 2017/18 season to become the slalom and overall World Cup champion. High winds forced officials to delay the start of the race and to lower the […]


Watch Anna Gasser Make History with Cab Triple 1260

November 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Watch Anna Gasser Make History with Cab Triple 1260

Olympic champion Anna Gasser has written another chapter in her snowboard career after becoming the first woman to land a cab triple cork. The 27-year-old pulled off the jump on her first attempt at […]


Big Rockies Lines Skied Include Temple and Robson

November 17th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Big Rockies Lines Skied Include Temple and Robson

The following is a ski report from spring of 2017 after a number of big lines were skied in the Rockies. The alpine climbing and ski season has started in the Canadian Rockies with […]


OAC 2019 Ontario Crags Calendar For Sale

November 16th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on OAC 2019 Ontario Crags Calendar For Sale

The Ontario Access Coalition‘s 2019 promotional calendar is hot off the press. This is the OAC’s eighth annual calendar, which features beautiful ice, bouldering and route crags in Ontario. Calendars are on sale for […]


Words with Canadian Laval St. Germain About Antarctic Expedition

November 9th, 2018 by Bonnie de Bruijn | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on Words with Canadian Laval St. Germain About Antarctic Expedition

Canada’s Laval St. Germain heads out this weekend to undertake a massive two-in-one expedition: solo ski to the South Pole, followed by an ascent of Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. St. Germain has sights on […]