The American Alpine Journal 2004: The World's Most Significant Climbs

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Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 496 pages
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Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is the world's journal of record for big new routes and remote mountain exploration. *The AAJ is the reference source for anyone planning anything new in the mountains, or venturing into remote ranges *Nearly 200 pages of exciting stories about the most important climbs of the year--as told by the climbers themselves *Nearly 200 pages of short reports from new routes in the world's mountains--also told by the climbers themselves The lead stories for 2004 include a survey of climbing opportunities in Kyrgyzstan, the bone-numbing Russian ascent of Nuptse East's notorious SE buttress, the Benegas brothers' first alpine-style ascent of main Nuptse, Micah Dash's first free ascent of Nalumasortoq in Greenland, the first complete traverse of the Picket Range in Washington, a raging dialogue over the influence of M-climbing on alpine climbing standards, an amazing sailing/climbing journey to Antarctica, the final debunking of Maestri's great hoax on Cerro Torre, and much, much more

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The American Alpine Journal is edited by John Harlin III, author of The Climber's Guide to North America and Mount Rainier: Views and Adventures, and a veteran of first ascents and first ski descents on four continents.

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