The Story of the Alpinist

I blogged about the magazine the Alpinist before, but I had no idea what an interesting history the magazine has. In
this month’s Outside, that story is told,
and who knew it was so fascinating. The mag was started by Christian Beckwith and has the
financing of some dot com gazillionaires. Each issue of the magazine is like a collector’s item, featuring detailed
expedition stories, some as long as 10,000 words, and in-depth “mountain profiles”. As Outside puts it, the 
“Alpinist is a throwback to a simpler era, one in which readers actually had time to read.” Sort of like the
New Yorker on ice.