Big Glacier Collapse in Torres del Paine National Park

May 24th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, News, Routes, Video | No Comments »

The Southern Patagonia Icefield, which covers more than 12,000 square kilometres in southern Argentina and Chile, has reportedly split into two with large sections breaking off glaciers in Torre del Paine. The icefield is […]


Eight Hikers in Kananaskis Involved in Avalanche

May 14th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | No Comments »

A group of eight hikers who were on Mount Lawson in Kananaskis Country were involved in a spring avalanche, two survivors sustained life-threatening injuries. Rescue crews transported three people to hospital. The eight people […]


Mount Kilimanjaro Might Get a Cable Car to the Summit

May 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, International, Routes | No Comments »

Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and there are talks that Tanzania might build a cable car to the summit. Constantine Kanyasu told Reuters that around 50,000 people climb the peak every year and […]


Ha Ling Trail/Climbs Closed in 2019 for Construction

May 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Mountain, News | No Comments »

Ha Ling Peak is one of the most-hiked and climbed mountains in the Canadian Rockies. On average, there are over 200 people who reach the summit on weekends. The single-track up-and-down hiking trail is often […]


New Book: Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

May 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on New Book: Family Walks and Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

Rocky Mountain Books is pleased to announce the release of Family Walks and Hikes of the Canadian Rockies: Volume 1, by Andrew Nugara, now available in bookstores and online. Family Walks and Hikes is […]


Some Good News: Missing Climber Found Alive in Himalayas

April 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, News | Comments Off on Some Good News: Missing Climber Found Alive in Himalayas

Missing Malaysian climber Wui Kin Chin has been found alive on Annapurna at an elevation of 7,500 metres by a Seven Summit Treks search team led by Sherpa Nirmal Purja. They are currently on […]


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 […]


Watch Wild Ski Line on Sphinx in Alaska

April 10th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Watch Wild Ski Line on Sphinx in Alaska

An out-of-the-blue call leads Cody Townsend on a last second adventure to the mecca of steep and deep, Alaska. With conditions seeming to line up, they head to one of the most iconic ski […]


Short Film Tribute to Skier Bryce Newcomb

April 3rd, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Short Film Tribute to Skier Bryce Newcomb

​On March 27, 2018, a cornice collapsed on Cody Peak, carrying with it Jackson local Bryce Newcomb. He sustained a traumatic brain injury from the incident and passed away on June 15, 2018. “For […]


Brazilian Surf Champ Killed by Lightning While Surfing

April 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Brazilian Surf Champ Killed by Lightning While Surfing

Luzimara Souza, a Brazilian surf champ, died after being struck by lightning while training for an upcoming championships on March 27. The 23-year-old was surfing off the coast of Fortaleza when the lightning struck. […]