The cover of the December...

The cover of the December...

The cover of the December 1974 issue of Summit Magazine-one of my favorites. Entitled a Peek at Lenin. A climber grasps the art of Socialist Realism at 7406m
on Sep 23, 2003 5:55 pm
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Kiefer - Jun 27, 2006 1:53 am - Voted 10/10


One of the strangest pics I've seen! Did you find it in an achive?


desainme - Jun 27, 2006 4:50 am - Hasn't voted


"Summit" was one of the few domestic climbing magazines back then. I had a subscription till they stopped publishing around 1990. Once in a while I would be more self indulgent and get an issue of "Mountain" published in Britain by Ken Wilson. Their photos even of the second on a pitch made one's palms sweat. "Mountain" was the "Alpinist" of its day.


Rybakov - Jul 23, 2006 8:04 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Thanks

Thank you for adding the image. Most of those relics are now gone.


Marcsoltan - Sep 19, 2008 6:00 pm - Voted 10/10

Summit Magazine..

I used to subscribe to Summit Magazine as well. Those were the goodol days! I never saw this cover shot. It must have been before I subscribed.
Interesting shot though.

Kurt Wedberg

Kurt Wedberg - Nov 6, 2007 1:03 pm - Voted 10/10

Great cover photo

I have this issue of Summit too. What a great magazine that was. Thanks for sharing it.

sikari kukur

sikari kukur - Jul 20, 2008 12:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Historical Climbing Summit?

Was this photo attached to a recap of the "international climbing summit" held in the Caucasus that year?

John Roskelley and some Americans were there, as was Doug Scott I believe. I think this is also when a Russian womens team was killed.

I'm fascinated by this time period in World Mountaineering. Does Summit have a report?


desainme - Jul 25, 2008 7:31 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Historical Climbing Summit?

I plan to look it up in the old mags!


Baarb - Aug 30, 2008 8:24 pm - Voted 10/10

el titulo

"a Peek at Lenin. A climber grasps the art of Socialist Realism at 7406m" - brilliant title


runawayreignbow - Oct 11, 2008 8:43 am - Voted 10/10


is super awesome. Soooo cool.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Mar 6, 2012 12:57 pm - Voted 10/10

Thank you very much

for adding this picture to the album "Summit's signals".


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