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Alpinist 2008 First Ascents Calendar

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Copyright: 2008, Alpinist, Jackson, WY
Specifications: 14” wide x 22” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months
Condition: shrinkwrapped, new

In this calendar:

  • Didier Berthod on Arctandra

  • Kate Rutherford on Moonlight Buttress

  • Alex Huber on La Rambla

  • Dean Potter on Honk Kong Phooey

  • Plus eight more stunning first ascents from around the world!



You've seen the quarterly journal, now see the calendar daily! Alpinist Magazine burst on the scene with a fantastic large-format publication featuring glorious full-page color photos. Then they created a terrific calendar with each month featuring stunning photos of a significant first ascent from around the world, plus route lines, plus quotes from the climbers themselves. Each month also features information on historical first ascents which occurred during that month. This is a brand-new, still in the original shrinkwrap, calendar. The full-page images would look great either framed or just on the wall.

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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