BaffinIsland_BannerOption_BI_32-9_1(72dpi)vCropWelcome to the “departments” section of the annual printed American Alpine Journal. In addition to Feature Articles and Climbs & Expeditions Reports, each year’s AAJ publishes a number of departments, including the Preface, Book Reviews, In Memoriam, Club Activities, Grants, and the Index. See the tabs directly above or click on the department names.

We’re also excited to launch Best Of (a.k.a. Favorites), where your guidance will help us build a library of the most entertaining and otherwise interesting stories published in over 80 years of AAJ history (including some 10,000,000 words on 25,000 pages). We’re looking for just the best, the stories you want to read and re-read. Please join us.


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Experience the new AAJ


You can now read, search, and explore every year of the AAJ and other AAC titles.

Publications Site

IMPORTANT:  We are currently migrating digital resources from the AAJ Online ( to The AAJ Online will remain active until Fall 2013; however, it will no longer be maintained or updated with new content. In the meantime you can continue to browse and search the AAJ Online for AAJ articles and resources from the years 2009-2012.