Climbing.com positioned to be premier online climbing media

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9/17/03 – Carbondale, Colorado. Climbing Magazine’s upgraded website is poised to set a new benchmark for online climbing media. The recent addition of message boards and the Hot Flashes news department, to the current line-up of photo galleries, equipment reviews, tech tips, event listings, back issue index, polls, access reports, climbing shop, features from the current issue, and more, makes climbing.local the unequivocal online source for information on climbing. The message boards create a community forum for interactive discussion on a full range of topics. Hot Flashes news is the most up-to-date source of community news and notable ascent activity currently available online. Creating the framework of the most comprehensive online climbing media is the first step toward achieving the goal of being - like the print magazine - the central provider of climbing information, community news, and a vast array of resources.“The resources we have available and the quality of the content we deliver are unprecedented. There is nothing else out there that has the diversity – message boards, bonus features, galleries, the latest books and videos – combined with print magazine quality content from notable journalists like Hot Flashes correspondent Dougald McDonald and photographers like Michael Clark, Kennan Harvey and Aaron Black,” comments Climbing’s online editor, Luke Laeser. The flexibility of online media makes it a superb supplement to the print magazine. “Climbing.com allows Climbing to deliver information and resources that are beyond the scope of the print magazine,” notes Climbing’s Editor Jeff Achey. “Climbing takes its print media resources and expertise, and combines these with the real-time elements for which the internet is ideal, to create a well-rounded resource that supplements and complements the print magazine. It is a natural progression for us.”Reset your homepage to climbing.local.About CLIMBING MagazineCLIMBING Magazine is the world’s leading publication on climbing and mountaineering, setting the standard through content and design innovation while maintaining close ties to the rich tradition of the sport. Climbing encourages, supports, and engages in activities that preserve the climbing environment and educate the climbing community about conservation and safety. Climbing’s paid circulation is 45,935. Climbing is the only publication in its category with circulation verified by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). For more information on CLIMBING Magazine, contact Scott Leonard at sleonard@climbing.com