Rock & Ice

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Rock & Ice is a magazine published by Big Stone Publishing focusing on rock and ice climbing. The magazine got its start in early 1984 and the first issue was in late 1985.[1] The first publisher was Neal Kaptain, and it was bought out within the first year by George Bracksieck, who remained editor until 1997.[2] His company, North-South Publications, sold it to Primedia,[3] a company led by Dougald MacDonald and others.[4] The magazine is published eight times a year.[5] It was headquartered in Boulder, Colorado until 2002 when it moved to Carbondale, Colorado.[1][4]

The cover of the first issue featured Alex Lowe climbing the first ascent of The Fang in Vail, Colorado.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "About Us". Rock and Ice. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Alison Osius. "Roots". Rock & Ice. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Christian Beckwith (8 January 2007). "Newswire: Urban Climber Magazine buys Climbing". Alpinist. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Mick Ryan (May 2002). "Rock & Ice magazine sold, Climbing magazine's future unclear". UKC News. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  5. ^ Eric Horst (4 December 2012). Learning to Climb Indoors. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-7627-9274-0. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 

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