American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Mountaineering


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Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is internationally renowned as the finest publication of its kind—it documents the worlds most significant climbs. The AAJ delivers feature stories and detailed route information covering the years most cutting-edge ascents, big new routes, and unexplored potential.

Become a part of climbing's permanent history. Send your new route reports to the AAJ. Check out the Submission Guidelines (View or Download). Send reports and photos to or to the appropriate editor:


Every year, novice and experienced climbers are injured and killed by inadequate preparation and errors in judgment. Published annually since 1947, Accidents in North American Mountaineering details the years most significant and teachable accidents. For each incident, the AACs Safety Advisory Council analyzes what went wrong so you can avoid similar situations in the future.

Do you have an accident that should be published? Accidents depends on submissions from injured climbers, their partners, search and rescue organizations, park officials, and news reports. Check out the Submission Guidelines (View or Download). Send reports and photos to Jed Williamson at


Alpina Americana is the predecessor publication to the AAJ and was published in three issues dating from 1907, 1911, and 1914. Each issue was printed in large format and devoted to a single geographic area, including photographs and foldout maps.


The American Alpine Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides knowledge and inspiration, conservation and advocacy, and logistical support for the climbing community. The AAC advocates for American climbers domestically and around the world; provides grants and volunteer opportunities to protect and conserve the places we climb; hosts local and national climbing festivals and events; publishes two of the worlds most sought-after climbing annuals, the American Alpine Journal and Accidents in North American Mountaineering; cares for the worlds leading climbing library and countrys leading mountaineering museum; manages the Grand Teton Climbers Ranch, Hueco Rock Ranch, and New River Gorge Campground as part of a larger lodging network for climbers; and annually gives about $100,000 toward climbing, conservation, and research grants to adventurers who travel the world. Learn about additional programs and become a member at