Alpine Modern Feature Wins Silver Award From North American Travel Journalists Association

BIG NEWS from behind-the-scenes at Alpine Modern

We are incredibly honored to share with you that our editorial contributor Claire Walter has won a Silver Award from the North American Travel Journalists Association in the category "Special Travel Focus Personalities and Profiles."

The seasoned Boulder writer received this prestigious award for her Alpine Modern article "Reinhold Messner: A Man and His Museums." The piece was originally published in our printed magazine, issue 05, and later also featured on our Editorial online.

MMM Corones, Reinhold Messners mountain museum designed by Zaha Hadid

Claire had traveled to Italy to meet with the mountaineering legend in the Dolomites, where the late architecture icon Dame Zaha Hadid had designed the last of Messner’s six mountain museums: MMM Corones.

A story of adventure and architecture

Once more, read our riveting and now award-winning feature about the greatest mountaineer of all time and his mountains museum that sadly would become one of the final masterpieces of architecture icon Zaha Hadid, who passed away only weeks after we first published the story. △

Dame Zaha Hadid (1950–2016) Photo by Brigitte Lacombe