Alpinist (magazine)

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Alpinist
Alpinist5Cover.jpg
Editor Michael Kennedy
Frequency Quarterly
First issue  2002 (2002-month)
Company Height of Land Publications
Country  United States
Based in Jeffersonville, Vermont
Language English
Website www.alpinist.com
ISSN 1540-725X

Alpinist is a quarterly American magazine focused on mountaineering ascents worldwide. It was originally published out of Jackson, Wyoming and was founded in 2002. With resurrection in 2009, Alpinist is now based in Jeffersonville, Vermont.

Alpinist won the Maggie Award for Best Overall Design/Consumer Category from the Western Publication Association (WPA) for Alpinist's 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). The magazine focuses on 'fast and light' ascents and advocates a rigorous clean-climbing style (not leaving gear behind).

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]

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A Hiker NPC in Pokémon X & Y refers to himself as an Alpinist, saying that it is the study of Mountainous matters.

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