Review by: e_wire, 2004-08-18
I read the above reviews and find some of them quite amusing. Some are complaining that it's too focussed on Euro climbers and it lacks the American... Sorry to say so, but right now, the biggest accomplishment worldwide are not from Americans alpinists. The hardest mountains and the hardest routes right now are being done by Euros. I'm not talking about sport or bouldering here, strictly about alpinism. In my mind, the magazine does a good job of reporting what's happening in the world of high altitude alpinism. Yes, this sport is costly and yes this sport is for an elite. This is why the magazine costs so much and why it only comes out 4 times a year! It's niche is high altitude alpinism, not scrambling, not rock climbing, not leisure climbing. In my mind, it fulfills its mandate. It can also inspire some of us to pursue the dream of, one day, becoming elite alpinists!