Alpinist #8 Autumn 2004: Alpinist Magazine
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Alpinist #8 Autumn 2004

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2004, Alpinist, Jackson, WY
Specifications: 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps
Condition: fine

In this issue:


  • Faces: Marko Prezelj

  • The Adventures of Hardy Grimper by Steve “Roadie” Seats

  • Mountain Profile: The Titan by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett

  • Steve House jousts with dragons on the north face of North Twin

  • Yuji Hirayama reflects on his five-year odyssey to onsight El Cap’s El Niño

  • Kevin Mahoney punches a new route up the east face of The Mooses Tooth

  • Ermanno Salvaterra reflects on his twenty years in Patagonia

  • And mor



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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