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American Alpine Journal (AAJ)


Published annually since 1929, the AAJ is internationally renowned as the finest publication of its kind—it documents the world's most significant climbs. The AAJ delivers feature stories and detailed route information covering the years most cutting-edge ascents, big new routes, and unexplored potential. American Alpine Club members receive the 400-page AAJ free with membership.

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This comprehensive AAJ Index (1929–2014) is a useful companion to online article searches at publications.americanalpineclub.org. For example, it allows you to quickly scan for alternative spellings for peaks and locations.

Become a part of climbing's permanent history. Send your new route reports to the AAJ. Use the Submission Form. Send reports to aaj@americanalpineclub.org or to the appropriate editor:

North and South America, Africa: Erik Rieger
Himalaya, Karakoram, China, Greenland, Antarctica: Lindsay Griffin
CIS countries, Middle East, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia: Dougald MacDonald
Art, photos, and cover submissions: Erik Rieger

Foreign Language Submissions: Our submission guidelines are translated for some foreign languages. Please email us if you're interested in translating these guidelines for other languages. Currently available: Korean

Many individuals volunteer their time to help with our website, translate stories, and create maps.Email aaj@americanalpineclub.orgto get involved.