2012 American Alpine Journal

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The American Alpine Journal is the premier annual record of significant mountaineering and long rock-climbing ascents worldwide. American Alpine Club Members receive a free copy of the current American Alpine Journal (retail $45), just one of many Member perks ($10,000 of rescue insurance/services, Accidents in North American Mountaineering, gear/gym/guide/lodging discounts, and more). 

The 2012 AAJ has a brand-new feature called Recon that details the little-visited Titcomb Basin of Wyoming's Wind River Range, as well as detailed features on the first ascent of the Shark's Fin, exploration in Alaska's Revelation Range, the first ascent—alpine style—of the world's second- highest unclimbed peak, as well as detailed features on notable climbs in Patagonia, Alaska, and Afghanistan.

The 2012 AAJ also offers us three important perspectives on Cerro Torre: Kelly Cordes' excellent piece lending historical context to the peak, Hayden Kennedy's description of the first "Fair-Means" ascent of the Compressor Route, and David Lama's account of the first free ascent of that iconic route. 

Limited Edition Hardcover: This limited-edition, hardbound, 400-page 2012 AAJ features a special print of the Garhwal Himalaya by artist Renan Ozturk. Only 150 copies have been produced, each signed by Renan and hand-numbered. 

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