Alpinist Magazine is an archival-quality, quarterly publication dedicated to world alpinism and adventure climbing. The pages of Alpinist capture the art of ascent in its most powerful manifestations, presenting an articulation of climbing and its lifestyle that matches the intensity of the pursuit itself.
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We believe in sinker jams high off the deck, a bomber nut, the crescent moon, your partner's whoop, sand-washing the fry pan, road trips, one-swing sticks, remembering to breathe, alpine starts (more for the alpenglow than the early hour), espresso in the desert, the plungestep, lenticular cloudcaps, rest days, the focus of a runout, a cold beer at the end of it all. If you believe in these things too, join us.
A graduate from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, with an MFA in Fiction, Katie Ives is the Editor-in-Chief for Alpinist Magazine. Her fiction, nonfiction and translations (from French and Mongolian) have appeared in various publications, including Alpinist, The Harvard Mountaineering Club Journal, Circumference, 91st Meridian, Ideya Magazine, Outside and Patagonia Field Reports. In 2004 she won the Mammut/Rock & Ice Writing Contest, and in 2005 she attended the Banff Mountain Writing Program. She is currently working on a novel about ice climbing, which entails a fair amount of firsthand "research."