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 Post subject: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:04 pm 
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I'm sure there are some mountaineers in the crowd who may be saddened to hear that Alpinist Magazine announced it was shutting down yesterday.

Alpinist LLC to Suspend Operations
Jackson, Wyoming — October 16, 2008 — Alpinist LLC, which publishes the climbing magazine Alpinist, runs the website www.alpinist.com and produces The Alpinist Film Festival, announced today that the October 2008 financial crisis has forced them to suspend operations...

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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Saw that, never bought a copy as it was $, but would read it often at Borders for the photography alone. Sux to see them go away...even if maybe people like me were part of the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
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bigdood wrote:
...even if maybe people like me were part of the problem.


The problem was that they received most all of their funding, not from advertising but rather from a wealthy individual. The ability for the to offer such a high quality publication with so little advertising was most appreciated. Unfortunately when the stock market took a dump, so did that investor's ability to fund the 'zine. I thank Alpinist for never selling out, but by the same token wish they had (or will).

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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:13 pm 
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samh is correct, its a real bummer. Alpinst use to occupy the space right next to my office, when the market crashed they made the announcement and there are alot of disappointed folks.


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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:13 pm 
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word on the street is that backcountry mag owners stepped up to the plate, and Alpinist will resume publication on March 1st (and fulfill past subscriptions!) :guinness:

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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:10 am 
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Thanks for the headsup, Hikefer. That would make me so very, very happy.

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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
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Re-launch info available from Alpinist website. Honoring previous subscriptions :clap: :clap: :clap: , and offering special subscription rate of $30...a really good deal for an amazing publication! :thumpsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Alpinist Magazine Closes it's Doors
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:43 pm 
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"stepped up to the plate"?

Didn't they buy what was had something like $2,000,000 put into it for $70,000?

More like savy investors than stepping up to the plate.

Glad its working out for everyone though.


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