North America

The Climbs & Expeditions section of the AAJ presents accounts from new long routes around the world, listed geographically from north to south and from west to east within the noted countries. We begin our coverage with the Contiguous United States (a.k.a., lower 48 states) and move to Alaska in order for the climbs in Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains to segue into the St. Elias climbs in Canada.

We encourage all climbers to submit accounts of notable activity, especially long new routes (generally defined as U.S. commitment Grade IV—full-day climbs—or longer). Please submit reports as early as possible (see Submissions Guidelines).

For conversions of meters to feet, multiply by 3.28; for feet to meters, multiply by 0.30.

The buttons above will take you to the following regions of the world (or use the links, below):

Contiguous United States (Lower 48)




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