So, I started my time as the Online Editorial Intern with Alpinist.com this past week and it has been a whirlwind of learning and opportunities already. It feels a bit surreal to be corresponding with Sonnie Trotter and Raphael Slawinski this past week. These are two climbers I admire so much, and I really feel the responsibility of telling their stories accurately. It’s hard enough to get a hold of some of these people, but of course having Alpinist.com to back you up probably increases the likelihood of getting a response in the first place. Still, the experience has been positive so far. The connections I am making will be incredibly useful in the future.
My editor and I have walked through some of my articles word-for-word and this is a valuable process that is rare to come across as a writer. I am very thankful for his dedication to my learning and also thankful for the work I have done over the years to develop tools to bring to the table.
Anyways, here are the links to the first two articles, now available online: