American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing


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Use the search box on the American Alpine Club Publications Search Homepage to enter your search terms, or use the search box in the top right-hand corner of any page.

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Advanced Search

  1. Click on ADVANCED SEARCH on the American Alpine Club Publications Search Homepage or in the main menu on any other screen.
  2. You may apply as many or as few search limits as you would like using the advanced search features you select.
  3. Enter your search in the "Article Search" field and select "Search Exact Match" if you would like results that match only the exact phrase you typed. Exact match search
  4. Select the publication(s) you would like to search. Publications advanced search
  5. Indicate if you would like to limit the search by publication year by selecting the year from the drop-down menu. Otherwise, select "any." Publication year
  6. If you would like to limit your search to one kind of article, select the kind of article using the drop-down menu under the "Article Type" field. Otherwise, select "any." Article type field
  7. If you know the title of the article you would like to find, type it in the "Article Title" field. Article title field


  1. What exactly am I searching?

    The American Alpine Club's Publications Search draws from a database of over 23,400 articles, including every feature article, climbs and expeditions report, accident report, preface, editorial, memorial, book review, accident table, and club activity report published in the American Alpine Journal, Accidents in North American Climbing, and Alpina Americana. The database does not include the proceedings of the American Alpine Club published in the American Alpine Journal. Articles date from 1907 to the present.

  2. How can I improve my search results?

    If you want broader results, include fewer criteria and/or fewer terms in your search.

    If you want more refined results, apply additional search filters using the advanced search.

  3. I'm having trouble finding what I'm looking for. Is there another way to search?

    Please click here to download a PDF of the complete American Alpine Journal Index. (The index is a large file and may take several minutes to download.) You can scan or search the index to find articles in the Journal that contain your search terms. (Please note that you will not be able to identify information in Accidents in North American Climbing or Alpina Americana using this search strategy.)

  4. Why can't I browse by location?

    The AAC is working to add this feature to the publications search so that all of the climbing locations mentioned in AAC publications with be browseable. But to make this happen, the AAC needs more volunteers to add locations and then connect them with articles about those locations. Please contact the AAC if you're interested in helping with this work.

  5. How do I login?

    AAC members should use their same login credentials for logging in to the main AAC website. If you are not an AAC member, you will need to create a login by contacting the AAC.

  6. I found a mistake. What should I do?

    Please contact the AAC and let us know what you found. Please include the URL or article number where you found the mistake. We'll do our best to fix it as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for helping us improve our database!