Mountaineering: Climbing, Alpinist Magazine #12

Alpinist Magazine #12 . Autumn 2005. 4to, pp.96, color photos, wraps; slight yellow tone to upper cover, else fine.
In this issue:

Faces: John Gill Fontainbleau and the origins of Alpinism by Emmanuel Ratouis, Robert Paragot, Michel Libert, Jo Montchaussé, Philippe Le Denmat, & Olivier Le Breton The Shadow of the Real: Alain Mesili by Ola Sandstig Full Circle: Grandes Jorasses by Philippe Batoux Yamnuska by Richard Akitt There and Back Again: Kyrgyzstan by Beth Rodden And more! Ref #23987

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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". Most early issues included a Faces section profiling a historic mountaineer, 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
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