/ Climb versus Climber magazine
I'm interested in most types of climbing except maybe winter not so much.
Try reading a few issues of each and see what you like? I prefer Climb.
How long have you been climbing? Climber is more beginner focused in my opinion, but also has some good articles. I think that I prefer Climb though - it seems to be a bit more aesthetically designed and laid out.
I was a subscriber to Climber for many years, but haven't read it at all for the last three or four so am not in a position to comment on it either way. Climb got a new editorial team just at the end of last summer - Dave and Ian - and they are working very hard trying to come up with new ideas and content for the magazine. On top of being writing and photography professionals, they are also both totally hardcore climbers with a huge wealth of British and global experience, and I think the combination of those two factors has to be good for the magazine.
Climb for sure. Climber is ok. But it's not as good as the current Climb team. Also if you can get hold of Vertical and Alpinist I'd take a look at them as well.
I've been subscribed to Climber for the last 12mths, was just starting out & there were loads of good articles for beginners, which was great.
Just switched to Climb, looks pretty swish & it's good reading.
(If it's a close call, check out which freebie gift they are both offering to new subscribers!)
i dont climb much anymore, but ive a stack full of climbing mags. about 50/50 of climber mag and climb... think i prefured the bigger foto shots in climb magazine...yeah 'climb' i prefured ...
Not seen Climb for a while but has to be better than Climber, which is just drivel.
Climber: More informative at times, gear reviews, location info, how to do this guides etc. Better if youre starting out.
Climb: A better read in general, if youre looking for quality writing and story telling rather than gear reviews. Also a lot more winter stuff!
Climb does seem to be definitely improving under the new editors. Let's just hope that Dave Pickford doesn't turn it into Dave's holiday mag!
Of course what you really need for inspiration is an Alpinist subscription...
Another vote for Climb from me.
Up to a point, they're both the same, and just go on about climbing all the time. Presumably there's only so much they can cover before they start repeating themselves (though sometimes Steve Maclure has branched away a bit in his column, which is nice).
But I think Climb seems a bit more varied, better laid-out, and generally more of a 'read'. Seems to be steering towards the 'Alpinist' stable, especially since the editorial change, which can only be a good thing.
Have you looked here? www.alpinist.com/kbl/suball.asp
Has UK as an option in the drop down menu.
Climb beats Climber hands down, at the moment.
Horses for courses. If you like climbing writing and photos then get Climb. If you're more into how to do it type articles then get Climber. Both do gear reviews.
Buy both for a couple of months and see what proportion of each you end up reading.
Useless trivia, but I believe the old Crags changed its name to High, then High Mountain Sports, then High Mountain Magazine. This then merged with On The Edge to become Climb.
Since the change in Editorial team Climb has become an inspiring read once again. Only the spine needs sorting out now to stop them falling apart.
Hopefully Climber will take note and raise it's game too.
> Have you looked here? www.alpinist.com/kbl/suball.asp
> Has UK as an option in the drop down menu.
Am I right in thinking this is US$70 for 4 issues? Eg Us$17.50 per issue?
Is it actually worth this? Any views?
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