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With each print edition of Alpinist, we aim to create a work of art, paying attention to every detail—from our extended photo captions to our carefully selected images and well-crafted stories. Inside our pages, we strive to offer our readers an experience like that of adventure climbing, a realm of words and images where they can wander, discover new viewpoints on the past, present and future—and encounter moments of awe and questioning, of struggle, aspiration and beauty.

By publishing the work of contributors from a wide range of ages, nations, backgrounds and cultures, we hope to reflect the diversity within climbing communities. Over time, back issues have become collectors’ items, serving as historical references and ongoing inspirations.

Like our readers, we believe that great writing and art about climbing demand the same boldness, commitment and vision as the pursuit itself. JOIN US.

Current Issue

Alpinist 84 | Winter 2023

Cover: Patrick Lalonde peers through the narrow exit moves of Tut’s Thumb (WI4+)
in the Katahdin massif’s North Basin, Baxter State Park, Maine. [Photo] Brent Doscher

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