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- October 17, 2008 at 7:04 pm #570521
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 http://www.alpinist.com and produces The Alpinist Film Festival, announced today that the October 2008 financial crisis has forced them to suspend operations…
samh.netOctober 17, 2008 at 10:04 pm #609308bigdoodParticipant
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.October 17, 2008 at 10:24 pm #609309HikeforTurnsParticipant
weak sauceOctober 20, 2008 at 5:15 pm #609310
…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).
samh.netOctober 22, 2008 at 10:13 pm #609311brgParticipant
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.January 23, 2009 at 5:13 am #609312HikeforTurnsParticipant
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:January 23, 2009 at 6:10 pm #609313
Thanks for the headsup, Hikefer. That would make me so very, very happy.
samh.netJanuary 23, 2009 at 6:42 pm #60931496avs01Participant
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:
165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
162 FurbergJanuary 24, 2009 at 4:43 am #609315bcriderParticipant
“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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