Alpinist #27 Summer 2009: Alpinist Magazine
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Alpinist #27 Summer 2009

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2009, Alpinist, Jeffersonville, VT
Specifications: 4to, pp.98, color photos, wraps
Condition: light rubbing top/bottom spine, else new, unread

In this issue:


  • Mountain Profile: Mt. Everest Part 2 by Ed Webster, Katie Ives, Doug Scott, Andrej Stremfelj, George Lowe, Pavel Shabalin, & Dawa Steven Sherpa

  • Embracing Insanity by Dean Potter

  • Symphony in Siyeh by Kelly Cordes

  • The Beautiful & the Beast by James Martin

  • Wired by Jim Donini

  • Local Hero: Mike Pennings by Josh Wharton

  • Escape Route: Yellow Spur, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett

  • Full Value:Zoe Hart

  • And more!



Alpinist has risen once again and is back with the latest issue! 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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