Review by: l_equitius, 2006-03-23
I saw Alpinist on the newsstand and I was very impressed. I was not a climber then, but now I am a beginner. I also bought all the back issues and I hope to finish reading them all by the end of this winter. All issues are in my library right next to National Geographic, although it doesn't have anything like the subject diversity Alpinist is much higher quality. NatGeo used to be a membership, but I don't feel that way now, it seems too corporate now.
Anyway, the photography in Alpinist is outstanding and the stories or travel logs are, or give the appearance of being, written contemporary to the events described. Each issue I've read also has at least one article of climbing history. Great stuff.
I've read the other reviews and I do see that each one has valid points. I happen to believe that Alpinist is well worth the price, regardless of editorial content.
De gustibus non disputatem. (there is no disputing matters of taste, or I like red wine and you like beer, cheers to us all)!