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Hey guys. I’ve just done a short story about rock climbing in northern Iraq and I’m looking for rock climbing magazines to pitch the story to. I don’t really know that many magazines who cover rock climbing.

If you have any suggestions of climbing and mountaineering magazines reply to this thread and we can start a little database.

Thanks,
Seb

p.s. Here are the photos for the curious: http://www.photoshelter.com/c/sebmeyer/gallery/Rock-Climbing-in-Iraq/G0000dFiO1NfbTjc

by Sebastian Meyer at 2009-11-15 16:03:35 UTC Suli , Iraq | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Alright. So here are a few:
Climbing Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, and Gripped Magazine are probably the most popular in North America. I’m not sure about the rest of the world. However, I would say your story would best suit a mag called Alpinist – check this one out and you’ll see why it’s the best fit.
I shoot a fair bit of climbing, and I think that an issue you may run into with your images is that they show a whole bunch of rapelling, but no climbing. I still like them -very well done, but climbing mags don’t run rapelling shots. However, if you’ve got a good story, Alpinist would be the best choice.

Hope this helps, and best of luck!

Kamil

by Kamil Bialous | 16 Nov 2009 01:11 | toronto, Canada | | Report spam→
Thanks. This a great start!

I know what you mean about the rappelling, but once I get some interest I can go out again and get those lazy guys to actually climb!

Thanks again.

-seb

by Sebastian Meyer | 16 Nov 2009 04:11 | Suli, Iraq | | Report spam→
Other less-specialized outdoor mags may also be grist for your mill…Outside for one, NatGeo Adventure, etc. You might need to write up an article to go with them.

by [former member] | 17 Nov 2009 20:11 (ed. Nov 17 2009) | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Nice work Seb-with a bit of photoshopping number 15 could sell to the Manx paper, http://www.iomtoday.co.im , lol.
(PS-I haven’t forgotten about the Tiger Moths!)

by JR, (John Watts-Robertson). | 17 Nov 2009 21:11 | rothwell, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
thanks guys.

by Sebastian Meyer | 18 Nov 2009 11:11 | Suli, Iraq | | Report spam→
Sebastian, here is the link for Outside Magazine.
http://outside.away.com/index.html

There are a few other magazines in the US that deal with rock climbing, but the names would not come to me off hand. Sometimes I wish I were in the midst of all the junks I had accumulated over the years in my house in Baltimore. “Outside” was one of those I threw away along with the other outdoor magazines, I think.

If you have ongoing contacts with your friends in the US, you can ask them to visit a REI store to have a look at their magazine sections. While I don`t remember specifically they are displaying magazines in addition to the books, they certainly have a book area in the store. The store personnel might be available who could name the magazines to your friends. They do sell rock climbing gear, so the store personnel knowledgeable about rock climbing would be able to help.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 18 Nov 2009 13:11 (ed. Nov 18 2009) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
check out klettern (http://www.klettern.de/) Alpin (www.alpin.de) and allmountain in germany. I hope you get to sell the story.
cheers

ha

by Hans Herbig | 18 Nov 2009 17:11 | Munich, Germany | | Report spam→
Climbing Magazine: http://www.climbing.com/
is the one which came up on top when I googled for “rock climbing magazine.” You might want to google to look for the best possibilities.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 18 Nov 2009 17:11 (ed. Nov 18 2009) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
as a ex-climber I might help you with one polish magazine GORY:
http://www.goryonline.com/gory,2053,0,0,0,C,c.html
dont know if they would be interested, and dont know how much they can pay now…
cheers,

by Agata Pietron | 18 Nov 2009 21:11 | Warsaw, Poland | | Report spam→
Thanks guys. This list is looking better and better! Keep ’em coming. Any thoughts about France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Korea?

by Sebastian Meyer | 20 Nov 2009 18:11 | Suli, Iraq | | Report spam→
While I don`t know any rock climbing magazines in Japan, I have explored at Japanese mountain climbing/hiking magazines before. (I might add my exploration went as far as getting past articles involving the area of Europe I was interested to propose an article for.) My feeling is that they won`t be interested in a photo story unless a Japanese is involved. If they are interested in a photo story which features foreigners, those foreigners have to be well-known. Since your rock climbers are American and British, you might better explore possibilities with either American or British magazines. (Perhaps your rock climbers themselves might have their favorite magazines to suggest.) And I would do it as soon as you can.

by Tomoko Yamamoto | 21 Nov 2009 13:11 (ed. Nov 23 2009) | Vienna, Austria | | Report spam→
Two more magazines for the “database”

Vertical Magazine: http://www.vertical-magazine.com/

Grimper: http://www.grimper.com/

by Sebastian Meyer | 24 Nov 2009 12:11 | Suli, Iraq | | Report spam→

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Participants

Sebastian Meyer, Photographer Sebastian Meyer
Photographer
Erbil , Iraq
Kamil Bialous, Adventure Travel & Doc Kamil Bialous
Adventure Travel & Doc
(Photographer)
Vancouver , Canada ( YVR )
JR, (John Watts-Robertson)., Photographer JR, (John Watts-Robertson).
Photographer
Rothwell , United Kingdom
Tomoko Yamamoto, Multimedia Artist Tomoko Yamamoto
Multimedia Artist
Vienna , Austria ( VIE )
Hans Herbig, Photographer Hans Herbig
Photographer
Munich , Germany ( MUC )
Agata Pietron, Agata Pietron
Warsaw , Poland


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