Alpinist Warehouse Burns to the Ground (Support Needed)

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Brian

climber
Cali
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 8, 2007 - 12:05am PT
http://www.alpinist.com/

Bad news. Let's help 'em stay afloat.

Brian
socialclimber

Mountain climber
CA
Dec 8, 2007 - 12:21am PT
That is a bummer, i wonder if that is why my boss, everyone at Supertopo and everyone else I know got one, EXCEPT FOR ME. Probably not, but it sucks, hope no one was hurt, wonder what happened?

Charles
Broken

climber
Texas
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:16am PT
http://www.wrex.com/News/index.php?ID=24365

Fork lift hit a gas meter. Gas escaped, blew up a space heater.

I just renewed.

Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:36am PT
Bummer. Sad to see it happen period, but the holidays makes it all the worse for those guys.

Alpinist is the only decent climbing/mountaineering magazine. What a drag for this to happen to them. They deserve so much better karma for putting out such a superior product.

Man, for all those folks who collect all the back issues, hold on to them. They're going to be worth something now.
tooth

Mountain climber
B.C.
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:42am PT
I have been buying them from my local climbing shop, but I just subscribed. Hopefully everyone's cash up front for the new year will help them get through this.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:44am PT
Guess it's finally time I subsscribed!
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:49am PT
My copy of #22 hasn't arrived yet. I hope it's in the safe hands of Canada Post, in postal heaven on its way to me.
TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho
Dec 8, 2007 - 12:10pm PT
I covet all 23 issues. Read em again and again. I've been picking them up from REI. I just put in my order for a 3 year subscription.


Gots to do whats right.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 8, 2007 - 01:00pm PT
I do hope their insurance will cover the damage, but just as importantly, I hope the increased premiums won't be too high for them to continue putting the book out.
Brian

climber
Cali
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 8, 2007 - 01:55pm PT
BUMP

My set is complete except for 0, 1, 3, and 4. I've had a "pop up" on my computer for weeks reminding me to order them... oh well, just material stuff.

I want the magazine to survive however, so I'm going to try to buy a few calendars for Christmas presents, maybe renew my subscription (although I think I am current for another couple of years what with AAC membership bonuses, etc.). I really hope they can pull through this.

Brian

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 8, 2007 - 07:32pm PT
bump.

After being out today, I came back hoping there'd be more info on this fire - like, if anyone had been hurt. I sure hope not. Anyone know anything more than what's already been posted/linked?

I was pretty shocked to see it bumped off page one, with only one post after the one I made. And what has gotten the top spots instead? Threads on Lois, Lois, Lois.

I guess she isn't leaving after all. Even though it hurts others, as she said.

Well - it actually does hurt others, when news of one of our best publications in distress is lost from the front because of the drama surrounding this persona.

Why are people continuing to draw her in? Let her go, for christ's sake. Invite her to another forum that is more feasible. One where the drama threads don't push climbing threads off the front page within hours of posting. The bullshit threads DO take away from the quality of climbing-related information on this site - as others have often commented.

What a shame. And - I BEG people to please not obfuscate this thread with responses to the above, except as related to the Alpinist fire and publication. They're rhetorical statements.
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 8, 2007 - 09:58pm PT
I did a little search using "Kable News Company" + "fire" and got this link:

http://www.wickedlocal.com/rrstar/news/x118358354

It says there were 20 employees inside, and nobody was injured. That's good news.

Bad news is that the sprinkler system was turned off. That's really bad, insurance-wise, I'd think. EDIT: But I am guessing that Kable News Company and Alpinist magazine are separate entities, so maybe Alpinist won't be adversely affected.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Dec 8, 2007 - 10:30pm PT
Sucks. Still waiting for my new issue. Doesn't seem to matter whether I live in Alaska, Yos, or josh...I still get mine weeks after everyone else.
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