Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is internationally renowned as the finest publication of its kind—it documents the worlds 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.
The 2013 AAJ is in full color for the first time ever and entirely re-designed.
In this year's edition, we bring you Alex Honnold's Yosemite Triple told through the eyes of illustrator Andreas Schmidt, Adam Ondra's thoughts on his groundbreaking 5.15c first ascent, and take you through the unclimbed in Clint Helander's "Recon: The Revelations", among much more. Beyond the "Feature" stories, the "Climbs and Expeditions" section brings you 200+ pages of new routes and unexplored potential from all over the world.
American Alpine Club members receive a free digital copy of the 400-page American Alpine Journal (retail $35), just one of many member benefits.
Limited Edition Hardcover: The 2013 hardcover edition of the AAJ is dedicated to desert climbing pioneers Harvey Carter and Layton Kor, both of whom passed away while the AAJ was in production.
This hardcover AAJ is an exclusive, limited-edition book, and only 150 were printed. Each book is hand-signed by Huntley Ingalls, who partnered with Kor on the two most important climbs in the Utah desert: Castleton Tower and the Titan (climbs which paved the way for Harvey Carter and others yet to come). Steve "Crusher" Bartlett's photo of the Fisher Towers adorns the inside cover, and each copy also contains a special Collector's Edition gloss insert with an essay written by Huntley Ingalls, entitled "The Colorado Plateau".
Don't miss your chance to own this limited-edition collectors' AAJ, the first full-color edition in the publications' history.