Michael Kennedy Named Editor In Chief of Alpinist Magazine
Submitted By: John McNamee on Mar 16, 2009
Jeffersonville, Vermont — March 16, 2009 — Height of Land Publications, the independent publisher of Alpinist, Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines, announced today the well-known climber and editor Michael Kennedy will join Senior Editor Katie Ives to relaunch Alpinist Magazine. Issue 26 ships to subscribers, shops and newsstands April 15
Founded by Christian Beckwith and Marc Ewing and operated in Jackson, Wyoming, until the autumn of last year, the quarterly Alpinist features a timeless, clean design with minimal ads. Publishing only the highest quality and most authentic climbing art and writing, Alpinist portrays the essence of the climbing life, inspired by an ethos of beauty, purity and style, and a dedication to help preserve the natural world that makes all adventures possible.
"My aim is to continue to explore the heart and soul of the climbing experience," says Kennedy, "building on the incredible foundation Alpinist has developed over the last six years." Widely known in the climbing community for his work at Climbing Magazine from 1974 to 1998, Kennedy served as an advisor to Alpinist since its inception in 2002. In over 35 years of climbing he has ventured far and wide, from pioneering Colorado ice climbs to lightweight alpine climbs in Alaska and the Himalaya, and he remains an active rock climber and backcountry skier today.
Independent publisher Height of Land Publications was founded in Jeffersonville, Vermont in 2002 and currently owns and operates Alpinist, Backcountry and Telemark Skier Magazines. "Our mission is pretty simple," says co-founder and Height of Land Publications Editorial Director Adam Howard, "to publish about that which we live. Michael is climbing, and he understands little companies like ours. It's a perfect fit."
To subscribe to Alpinist, call 888-424-5857
60 Main Street
Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464
|Comments on Michael Kennedy Named Editor In Chief of Alpinist Magazine
|By Malcolm Daly|
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 23, 2009
I can't imagine a better man for the job.
|By Jim Walseth|
Apr 9, 2009
Great to hear Alpinist will be back. I will subscribe, again!
|By Rob T|
Apr 16, 2009
So, the 15 has come and gone. Has anybody seen the new Alpinist? Website seems curiously quiet.
|By Kelly Cordes|
Apr 16, 2009
They finished it, sent it to the printer, and it'll be out soon -- don't know the exact date we can expect it in our mailboxes or on newsstands, but it's happening and they're working on #27 now. Looking forward to it!