2009 American Alpine Journal
The American Alpine Journal is internationally acknowledged as the world's finest mountain climbing journal. Published annually since 1929, the AAJ offers incisive accounts of the previous year's significant climbs.
In this year's American Alpine Journal, Chad Kellogg finds closure on a Chinese mountain with bitter memories; Mike Libecki surveys a wild region of unclimbed walls in Greenland; Katsutaka Yokoyama and the Giri-Giri Boys introduce enchainment to North America's highest mountain; Paul Knott and Bruce Normand lift the veil from unclimbed summits of the Chinese Tien-Shan range; a Japanese pair succeeds on the much-eyed southeast face of Kamet, the third-highest peak in India; and Valery Babanov recounts his two new routes on 8,000-meter peaks in a single season. Plus more from Baffin Island, Patagonia, and summits between.