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Alpinist #56 Winter 2016-17

Author(s): Alpinist Magazine

Copyright: 2016, Alpinist, Jeffersonville, VT
Specifications: 4to, pp.114, color photos, wraps
Condition: new, unread

In this issue:


  • Yosemite: A Layered Terrain by Peter Haan, Paula Wright, Peter Croft, Libby Sauter, & Chris Kalman

  • Untracked by Cosmin Andron

  • The Many Faces of One Face: The Eiger Direct, Fifty Years On by Jochen Hemmleb

  • Beginnings of Histories: Memories of Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson by Nathan Smith, Tom Adamson, Scott Robertson, Aaron Child, Bruce Normand, Chris Wright, Barry Blanchard, Angela Van Wiemeersch, & Andrew Burr

  • The Sharp End: Off Route and Out of Time by Katie Ives

  • On Belay: A Thousand Days of Lapis Lazuli, Mt. Mizugaki, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan by Keita Kurakami

  • Tool Users: The Jumar by Anders Ax

  • Full Value: The Bugaboos by Sibylle Hechtel

  • Wired: The Mountain World of Ken Wilson by John Porter

  • Local Hero: Hanniah Tariq by Vanessa Beucher

  • Off Belay: A Climber’s Guide to Climberz by Tami Knight

  • 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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