Alpinist is that magazine that we craved over as a youth because it offered us something bigger and better than we had here in the UK. It showed us there is a big world out there with unclimbed rock, untold adventures, great lines and a culture and transported us to higher places.
Mountain Profile: Nanda Devi, Part 1: the mountaineering, mythologies and politics of this 7816 metre summit.
To Look the Bear in the Eye: Sartaj Ghuman joins Japanese alpinist, Yasushi Yamonoi, on an expedition in the Zanskar region.
In Perpetual Motion: Photo essay, Krystle Wright.
The Beckey Effect: Brad Rassler unravels the myth of Fred Beckey, "the original dirtbag".
Pressure Lift: Cole Taylor sails into the Stikine Icecap of Alaska to complete an unsupported solo ascent of the North Pillar on Devils Thumbs.
Dreaming of Afghan Mountains: Eileen Guo recounts effots of local and international alpinists to restore a mountain toursim economy in Afghanistan.
Glimmers in the Dark: Derek Franz remembers his friendship with Hayden Kennedy, a two-time Piolet d'Or winner who shunned publicity and had long sought a deeper connection with the wild.