Summit (magazine)

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Summit
Summit magazine cover vol21 feb1975.jpg
FrequencyMonthly
PublisherJ. Crenshaw / H. Kilness
Founded1955 (1955)
Final issue1989
Country United States
Based in Big Bear City, California
Language English
ISSN 0039-5056

Summit was America's first monthly climbing and mountaineering magazine, published from 1955 to 1989.

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History

Summit was founded in November, 1955 by Jene Crenshaw and Helen Kilness in Big Bear City, California. Under the leadership of Crenshaw and Kilness the magazine became very influential in US climbing circles and ran until 1989. [1]

In 1990 a new owner David Swanson started Summit - The Mountain Journal, a quarterly publication with editor John Harlan III which ran until the summer of 1996. [2]

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References

  1. Katie Ives: A House of Stone and Snow. February 25, 2015; Alpinist 49. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. http://www.peakbagging.com: Selected Articles from Summit magazine, Retrieved 9 June 2015.