Alpinist (magazine)

Last updated
EditorKatie Ives
First issue 2002 (2002-month)
CompanyHeight of Land Publications
CountryUnited States
Based in Jeffersonville, Vermont
ISSN 1540-725X

Alpinist is a quarterly American magazine focused on mountain literature and mountaineering ascents worldwide.


History and profile

Alpinist was founded in 2002 and was originally published out of Jackson, Wyoming. It was resurrected in 2009 and is now based in Jeffersonville, Vermont.

The magazine often focuses on "fast and light" ascents and advocates a rigorous clean-climbing style (not leaving gear behind).

Alpinist won the Maggie Award for Best Overall Design/Consumer Category from the Western Publication Association (WPA) for its Autumn issue (Issue 8) in 2005, and the Maggie Award for the Best Quarterly/Consumer Division in April 2004 for its Winter 2003–2004 issue (Issue 5).

On October 16, 2008 the magazine announced that it was closing operations due to financial problems. [1] [2] The magazine was re-launched on April 15, 2009, with Michael Kennedy as the new Editor-in-Chief, by Height of Land Publications, home of Telemark Skier and Backcountry magazines. [3]

In May 2012, Kennedy was replaced as editor-in-chief by longtime contributing editor Katie Ives. [4]

Over the years, notable Alpinist contributors have included David Roberts, Steve House, Marko Prezelj, Kyle Dempster, Steve Swenson, Ian Parnell, Hayden Kennedy, Pat Deavoll, Dean Potter, Nick Bullock, Andy Kirkpatrick, Marc-Andre Leclerc, Brette Harrington, Sibylle Hechtel, Tamotsu Nakamura, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell.

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  2. Beckwith, Christian (2008-10-16). "Alpinist is Closing". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08.
  3. "Michael Kennedy named Editor-in-Chief of Alpinist Magazine Announces April 15 release date for Issue 26". Height of Land Publications. March 16, 2009. Archived from the original on 11 March 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2009.
  4. "Katie Ives Named Editor-in-Chief of Alpinist -". Retrieved 4 December 2017.