Over the course of Alpine Athena’s first year as a publication, we’ve been fortunate to have developed a solid following of dedicated readers. A big thank you to each and everyone one of you who has read our issues, followed us on Facebook and Twitter, and given us thoughtful feedback over the past issues.
It has been a exciting journey launching this women’s climbing publication. With new life transitions, I will be taking a consulting role for Alpine Athena, while Rena Chinn will be taking over as managing editor.
Thank you for your support.
Thank you for your patience during our technical difficulties yesterday. We at Alpine Athena are excited to announce our last issue of 2011, Issue 8. It’s full of gear reviews to help you pick that perfect gift for your special Adventurista this holiday season, a new article from the Life on Lead column, and a new column – CragMama Chronicles.
Life coach and climber chick, Amy Christensen walks us through how to beat fear of exposure – both in climbing and life in the latest Life on Lead column article.
We have new Gear Reviews of some very cool gear from many of the industry’s top companies: Sterling’s 9.8 mm Evolution Velocity Rope in a snazzy Athena color, Lowa women’s Mountain Expert GTX mountaineering boots, Arc’teryx women’s Atom LT Hoody jacket, Outdoor Research Aria Vest, Black Diamond Woman’s Distance FL Z-Pole, La Sportiva Gamma GTX Boots.
And, we’re excited to announce a new column, CragMama Chronicles, for all you climbing mamas or future climbing mamas (or even future climbing papas, dad’s will get a lot of great information out of this column too). It’s brought to you by climbing’s own CragMama, Erica Lineberry. Every issue she will share her tips and tricks on continuing to climb after that wee-one joins your family. The first article is Perspective on Risk Assessment.
Also, we want to hear from you, readers! Starting in Issue 9, we will be running a Q&A column to answer all your burning climbing questions. Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and each issue a number of your climbing questions will be answered by our knowledgeable staff.
Lastly, we want to thank all of you for your continued support and readership throughout our first year as a publication. In 2012, we have many exciting new developments in the works. To grow the magazine faster and better serve you, our reader, we are restructuring Alpine Athena to a quarterly magazine. That means more great articles, more gear reviews, and lots of important developments on the business end of the magazine.
Please email us here with your thoughts on the magazine, what you would like to see in 2012, suggestions, and any gear you would like to see reviewed.
Genevieve Hathaway, Editor, and all the Alpine Athena staff