Alpinist #55 Autumn 2016: Alpinist Magazine
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Alpinist #55 Autumn 2016

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2016, Alpinist, Jeffersonville, VT
Specifications: 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps
Condition: new, unread

In this issue:


  • Mountain Profile: The Wind River Range, Silences on the Map by Paula Wright, Royal Robbins, Doug Robinson, Jeff Lowe, Raymond G. Jacquot, Sibylle Hechtel, Joe Kelsey, & Dick Dorworth

  • Stillness and Storms: Torre Central, Torres del Paine National Park by Mayan Smith-Gobat

  • The Sharp End: Typologies of Silence by Katie Ives

  • Wired: Gap to Gap - The Search for the Perfect Climbing Poem by Helen Mort

  • Full Value: Derek Franz

  • Local Hero: Steven Shobe by James Edward Mills

  • Off Belay: The Shortest Night, Ancient Art, Fisher Towers by Kristen Rowe & Mike McMahon

  • And more!



Alpinist is a superb archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to world alpinism and adventure climbing. It has been called by Reinhold Messner ‘The best climbing magazine in the world today". Issues include a Mountain Profile section covering the history of a particular peak, Letters, Climbing Notes, and additional feature articles about unique climbs. What sets Alpinist apart from other climbing magazines is the prodigious use of full-page color photos and minimal advertising. Alpinist has won several awards – a Maggie Award for Best Quarterly/Consumer Division in 2004 (Winter 2003–2004 Issue 5), Print Magazine's 2004 Regional Design Award for the cover of Spring 2004 Issue 6, and a Maggie Award for Best Overall Design/Consumer Category in 2005 (Autumn 2004 Issue 8). In December, 2007 a disastrous fire destroyed Alpinist’s Illinois fulfillment center. Gone were back issues and merchandise including hats, shirts, water bottles, stickers and coffee mugs.

Alpinist is a collectible item which, like Alpinism, Ascent, Mountain Review, Mountain World, North American Climber, Polar Circus, Vulgarian Digest, and others, doesn’t take up too much shelf space, or weight.

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