- Hundreds of first-person reports and photos
- The AAJ goes beyond social media and marketing copy with in-depth reports, carefully edited by a team of experts
- The Recon section covers the climbing history and new-route potential of Ushba, the Matterhorn of the Caucasus in eastern Europe
Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal is renowned as the world's journal of record for long new climbs of all kinds. The AAJ publishes each year's most compelling mountaineering stories, told by the climbers themselves and carefully edited by a team of experts. Each year's edition reveals newly discovered climbing destinations and unclimbed summits, from Alaska to the Karakoram, with hundreds of color photos.