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February 15, 2006 Climbing Magazine is proud to announce the return of Jonathan Thesenga as Editor In Chief. After a three-year hiatus, Thesenga returns to the helm of Climbing, injecting the magazine with the same high dose of unbridled enthusiasm and unrefined humor he has been delivering since first writing for Climbing seven years ago.

Thesenga, an accomplished all-around climber for nearly 20 years, is driven to uphold Climbing's role as the most inclusive, widely distributed vertical publication in the world, while also moving the magazine in a more progressive direction in terms of content and design.

Matt Samet, a former Associate Editor at Climbing Magazine, has also returned to the fold, assuming the role of Senior Editor. One of the industry's most talented writers, editors, and climbers, Samet is another impressive addition to the staff of Climbing.

Source: http://www.outdoorindustry.org/...=1722&sort_year=2006


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should be fun to see how this changes climbing magazine.

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should be fun to see how this changes climbing magazine.

steve

Yeah, I wonder what routes he will chop first? :P


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Probably had a big bonfire in the parking lot to celebrate!


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Probably had a big bonfire in the parking lot to celebrate!

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Hopefully they will make that magazine worth reading.


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In what manner is the staffing chicanery at _Climbing_ "World CLimbing News?"


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In what manner is the staffing chicanery at _Climbing_ "World CLimbing News?"

Didn't you know? The US is located at the center of the universe!!!



Seriously though, I was thinking the same thing :lol: :lol:


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Can't wait to see the mag evolve. Jonathan and Matt are two of the best spirits and greatest writers the climbing world has. Thank God that both of them have had their moments of indescretion (There, but for the grace of God, go I) and bold action. It's like there're real climbers at the magazine again. Welcome back JT and hang on Matt.
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Having publicly mouthed off about Thesenga and regretted it...

I WISH THESENGA AND SAMET SUCCESS WITH THEIR NEW JOBS!

Good luck fellas. The magazine world definitely needs... something new.

DMT


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it needs to be the Alpinist...


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matt samet writes like a teenage rimjob princess. I guess climbing waz like so stiggity stoked with the shizz he spouted that ruined R+I they had to have him. Do yourself a favor and buy a big stack of old mags.


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matt samet writes like a teenage rimjob princess. I guess climbing waz like so stiggity stoked with the shizz he spouted that ruined R+I they had to have him. Do yourself a favor and buy a big stack of old mags.

yah, b/c matt has a strong voice, not a weak passive voice, you knock him...that's cool. also, since when were teenage rimjob princesses well versed in Ambrose Bierce and Sarte. btw, his Tales of Sickness from October 2005, is one of the best essays on grief and the human condition i've ever read.

good luck matt, all the best and hope to see ya this summer in co.


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What happened to Achey? For a while he was doing pretty well, IMO.

ah well. Sounds like Thesenga and Samet were chafing pretty badly under the management at R&I


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matt samet writes like a teenage rimjob princess. I guess climbing waz like so stiggity stoked with the shizz he spouted that ruined R+I they had to have him. Do yourself a favor and buy a big stack of old mags.

yah, b/c matt has a strong voice, not a weak passive voice, you knock him...that's cool. also, since when were teenage rimjob princesses well versed in Ambrose Bierce and Sarte. btw, his Tales of Sickness from October 2005, is one of the best essays on grief and the human condition i've ever read.

good luck matt, all the best and hope to see ya this summer in co.

I'd like to know whats wrong with a few teenage rimjob princesses anyway???

DMT


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Good luck fellas. The magazine world definitely needs... something new.

Or maybe they should just give up, due to being out-moded. ;)

I can get the sport v. trad and bolt-war flaming, the entertaining writing (thanks DMT, and others), the news about the latest mutant feats (8a.nu), the rad climbing photographs, and plenty of interesting technical discussion (for example) here on the internet for free. And it is interactive and happening right now. Whenever I take a look at the mags they seem to be simply regurgitating whatever I read on the internet a month or two earlier.

Plus, the quality of discourse (assuming you can intelligently filter through bullshit) crushes the mags. Compare the recent R&I belay technique threads (both here and on rec.climbing) to the R&I article itself---no contest, for me. Especially since I actually have to pay for the privilege of reading the latter piece of tripe.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love it if the climbing magazines didn't suck. I just doubt that it is possible with the modern competition that essentially gives us the same product free of charge.


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Fracture, true story, happened a week ago...

I was down in Modesto with some time to kill so I went to tour Angus's new house. Nice place. We went out into the garage and lo! There on the Group W bench was a brand spankin new climbing magazine. I honestly can't tell you which one, but it was a climbing magazine!

So I picked it up, said something snide like, 'keeping up with the Jones's eh?"

Angus quickly splained 'my wife bought that for me.' I thumbed through it without really seeing a thing and dropped it back on the bench. It was time to go...

"Gotta be gettin on the road buddy." Says I. Angus is all,

"Hey, take that magazine with you." I turned and looked at it there on the Group W bench, paused and said,

"No thanks."

We're old of course. And I get my climbing news on the internet anyway. But its another way to make your point. Times have changed.

DMT


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Probably had a big bonfire in the parking lot to celebrate!

:lol: :lol: Good one. Has anyone ever gone back to see if that rock was permanently damaged in any way? I mean, I'm all for the rule of law and realize that we wouldn't want to turn JT into a scorched, barren wasteland... anymore than it already is. But after all guys will be guys.


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cintune wrote,

"...we wouldn't want to turn JT into a scorched, barren wasteland... ".

Now I don't know if you know but Thesenga goes by the nickname, "JT", so that comment is loaded.
Mal


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Don't get me wrong, I'd love it if the climbing magazines didn't suck. I just doubt that it is possible with the modern competition that essentially gives us the same product free of charge.

The one thing they have is great pictures. Getting to read for free is one thing, and this place is consistenly a million ways more interesting than any magazine out there, but no one here's getting paid and they can say whatever they want. Photos, on the other hand, are worth decent money and don't have to be edited, just cropped. A magazine that was all top climbing pics all the time would be awesome. Anyone want to go in on that? We just need a big pile of startup money to attract the best pics. I know how to crop pictures. :lol:


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But, but, but you don't get the great advertising on the internet! (at least I don't, they're all blocked) So how are you going to know about the latest, greatest, must-have widget that some sport weenie endorses?? The mags are important for something.


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And never forget how good magazines are for the bathroom. There's just something weird about logging on when you're trying to get a log out...
Mal


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The one thing they have is great pictures.

I know this is blasphemy to many, but I don't like all those professional shots. Most of them are fake in one way or another and rather than inspire, instead they leave me feeling unworthy.

They are to an old climber what penthouse photos are to a married man... 'you ain't got it, you never had it and you never will.'

I prefer amateur snap shots to the glossy pro shots, even on this site. The more polished the less real imo. The glossier they get the less likely I am to buy.

DMT


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The one thing they have is great pictures.

I know this is blasphemy to many, but I don't like all those professional shots. Most of them are fake in one way or another and rather than inspire, instead they leave me feeling unworthy.

They are to an old climber what penthouse photos are to a married man... 'you ain't got it, you never had it and you never will.'

I prefer amateur snap shots to the glossy pro shots, even on this site. The more polished the less real imo. The glossier they get the less likely I am to buy.

DMT

I didn't mean like inspirational-poster pics, more like really impressive shots, including amateur snapshots. Not necessarily glitzy, but something climbers would see more into than average-Joe magazine customer. A dedicated climbing magazine, just without too many words.


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matt samet writes like a teenage rimjob princess.

So let's see your skills at creating prose, tough guy.

"Put up or shut up" comes to mind.

Best wishes to JT and Matt. I look forward to seeing what they accomplish.

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