AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 2004
∑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 300 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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