Alpinist #50 Summer 2015: Alpinist Magazine
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Alpinist #50 Summer 2015

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2015, Alpinist, Jeffersonville, VT
Specifications: 4to, pp.130, color photos, wraps
Condition: couple of edge bumps, else fine

Alpinist’s largest issue to date! (Note: There are two versions of the cover for this issue - one with Barry Blanchard (sent to retailers) and one with Kitty Calhoun (sent to subscribers)). This is the Kitty Calhoun cover.

In this issue:


  • The Alpinist Saga by Tami Knight, Christian Beckwith, Leo Houlding, Andrew Burr, Emilie Lee, Majka Burhardt, Andreas Schmidt, Jack Tackle, Barry Blanchard, & Kyle Dempster

  • Mountain Profile: The Auguille du Dru Part 1 (1878-1955) by Ian Parnell, Claude Gardien, Sylvain Jouty, & Jeff Mercier

  • Unspoken: Mt. Johnson, Alaska’s Ruth Gorge by Ryan Jennings & Kevin Cooper

  • Drawn: The Art of Ascent by Jeremy Collins

  • The Sharp End: The Realm and The Key by Katie Ives

  • Tool Users: Steve Roper’s ‘A Climber’s Guide to Yosemite Valley’ by Shey Kiester

  • Wired: The Shining Mountains by Zac Robinson & Stephen Slemon

  • 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.

To see all available issues of Alpinist, click here. Other copies of this particular issue may be available, please inquire.


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