When did Climbing become Womyn’s Climbing? Considering that women are a tiny minority of the climbing population, and that if most male climbers are like me and want to see articles that interest them, it seems that you have a serious problem. Don’t buy into this, “We need more representation of women in climbing because … well, because it’s right!” No, your job is simple: Create a magazine that will appeal to subscribers who appeal to advertisers. If 90 percent of the climbing population is male … well, you do the math.
If things continue this way, when my subscription comes up for renewal, I will pass. You will have lost a subscriber since 1974, and not because he died. That should count for something. PS: I just received the Dec/Jan 2018 issue. It sucks. PPS: Get off of “Bears Ears.” Nobody lives there; few go there. We do not need and cannot afford any more “wilderness” in this country.
—Robert Branch, via mail