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Since 1996 each edition of the AAJ has featured a preface by one or more of the editor(s), which could cover any topic from current contents to the future (or past) of mountaineering.





2012 AAJ PrefacePartners and colleagues. By John Harlin III

2011 AAJ Preface. Himalayan Rescues: Here come the helicopters. By John Harlin III

2010 AAJ Preface. An open letter to managers of peak fees and permits in the greater ranges. By John Harlin III

2009 AAJ Preface. Celebrating the new Piolets d’Ors awards. By John Harlin III

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