Climb Magazine announces the Sep/Oct 2017 issue will be the last edition printed ever, a decision taken with serious consideration. The magazine will continue as a digital publication, and will be free to download via the Climb app. BMC members currently subscribed will be refunded their remaining balance.
In a letter sent to contributors and subscribers, Greenshires Print Group, the publisher of Climb Magazine, announced that: “After serious consideration, and following over 33 years of production, Greenshires Print Group have made the decision to cease printing a paper version of Climb Magazine; the Sep/Oct 2017 edition (issue #140) will be the last edition published.”
Challenging times, a steady decline of circulation and advertising sales, and the rapid growth of digital platforms are noted as the main reasons for the decision.
Climb Magazine traces its roots back to the 70s and 80s, from the publication Crags through to High Mountain Sports, followed by a merger with On The Edge in the 90s. Now, the same high quality writing and photography will be available online from the Nov/Dec 2017 issue, available worldwide, and completely Free of Charge.
Ian Parnell, editor of Climb Magazine, commented: “Few of us welcome change. But it’s worth considering that each of those changes is an opportunity for something new, different, and potentially better than that which went before.
“Whilst there is inevitably a sadness that I won’t be able to turn the pages of a freshly printed copy of our latest edition, I feel very proud of how Climb has contributed to that long tradition of high quality, insightful magazines at the heart of British climbing culture.”
Download Climb Magazine
The online version will be freely available on the Android and Apple apps from 1 October 2017, including a number of past issues. Download the app via the links below.
Google Play Store
Apple App Store
Refund for subscribers
BMC members that are current subscribers to the paper version of Climb Magazine will be contacted via email with the details of the amount of refund they are due, which will be paid direct to their bank account. If there are any further queries, please contact the BMC Office via email or phone.
email@example.com / 0161 445 6111
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