Alpinist #52 Winter 2015-16: Alpinist Magazine
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Alpinist #52 Winter 2015-16

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2015, Alpinist, Jeffersonville, VT
Specifications: 4to, pp.106, color photos, wraps
Condition: fine

In this issue:


  • Freedom in the Hills: Women Alpinists by Charlotte Austin, Jewell Lund, Sílvia Vidal, Jarmila Tyrril, Pat Deavoll, Lee Myoung-hee, Kei Taniguchi, Natalia Martínez, & Ines Papert

  • Available Light: Alpine Landscapes from the Cordillera Blanca to the Himalaya by Emily Polar

  • A Mysterious Lonely Path: The Life of Franĉek Knez by Bernadette McDonald

  • Before Nightfall: Johnny Waterman on Mt. Hunter by Michael Wejchert

  • The Sharp End: Off the Map by Katie Ives

  • On Belay: State of Wonder: Purcell Wilderness, British Columbia by Kate Rutherford

  • Tool Users: Realized Ultimate Reality Piton by Anders Ax

  • Wired: Figures on a Landscape, North Astro Dome, Joshua Tree by Brad Rassler

  • Local Hero: Todd Gordon by Cam Burns

  • 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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