|Company||Height of Land Publications|
|Based in||Jeffersonville, Vermont|
History and profile
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.  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.
- "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.