Climbing Magazine ‘Summit Journal’ Relaunches for New Generation

August 9, 2023

This month marks the official revival of climbing’s classic print magazine, Summit Journal. From 1955 until its closure in 1996, this glossy magazine represented the pinnacle of climbing journalism. Its pages were filled with stories from the sport’s biggest names, like Yvon Chouinard, Lynn Hill, and even Royal Robbins — a longtime editor.

Now the tradition returns with stories from climbing’s new luminaries, including Tommy Caldwell, Margo Hayes, John Long, and Conrad Anker. Climbing, even compared to other outdoor sports, has always had “dramatic DNA,” says Editor Michael Levy, who will lead the magazine. Gear Junkie