Features AAJ 2009

AAJ 2009 Here are the feature articles from the 2009 American Alpine Journal:

Samurai Direct
The first ascent of the southeast face of Kamet in India.
By Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi

Pachinko on Denali
The Giri-Giri Boys make the Big One even bigger.
By Katsutaka Yokoyama

Bushido
The first ascent of the complete north face of Kalanka in India.
By Yusuke Sato

Return to Siguniang
A 72-pitch new route in China concludes a story of obsession and redemption.
By Chad Kellogg

Untapped Potential
Exploring the Chinese Central Tien Shan.
By Paul Knott and Bruce Normand

Checkmate
A change in strategy brings success on the northwest face of Tengkangpoche in Nepal.
By Ueli Steck

Karakoram Doubleheader
Broad and Hidden peaks: Two new routes in less than four weeks.
By Valery Babanov

Roar of the Wind
The first winter ascent of Makalu.
By Simone Moro

Take the Long Way Home
The first climb in Baffin Island’s super-remote Buchan Gulf.
By Stefan Glowacz

The End of the Affair
First-ascent potential in Thors Land and Skjoldungen, Greenland.
By Mike Libecki

Risky Business on San Lorenzo
A single-push new route on Patagonia’s second-highest peak.
By Jordi Corominas

Another Level
Explorers of the Infinite asks a basic question: Why?
By Maria Coffey

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