Check out AAJ Online
First there was the AAJ Search, which brought you every article in the AAJ all the way back to 1929, when the first issue came out. Now the AAJ has taken its next great leap into the digital age with the AAJ Online. Here we’re hosting new reports destined for the 2010 AAJ, posted as we receive and edit them. If you’re planning your next mountain excursion or just want to know what’s new, please check us out. Right now there’s not much meat on our virtual bones, but this will change fast as the new reports keep rolling in. As the months and years go by, we’re sure to become the world’s primary resource for new route reports, just as the printed AAJ has been for the last 80 years–only now the information reaches you even faster.
Remember that the AAJ is only about new stuff: we don’t cover the umpteenth (or even the second) ascent of a route. And it’s not one of those sexy commercial sites, with paid writers fawning over or ripping into famous names. Instead we bring you the raw edge of mountain exploration, where the climbers themselves tell their own stories of how it was to go where the hand of man has never set foot. AAJ contributors are new routers from around the world, many of them not even AAC members. Our goal is to capture EVERY big new route in the world’s mountains, regardless of who climbed it.
So come check us out. And while you’re at it, have you sent us YOUR new route reports from 2009? We need them now!
John Harlin III
Editor, American Alpine Journal
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