- The AAJ goes beyond social media, video clips, and marketing copy with in-depth reports on major climbs, written by the climbers and carefully edited by a team of experts
- Recon sections cover the history, recent climbing activity, and new-route potential of a wild area. This year: the wild mountains of Tierra del Fuego
- 2020 edition includes a special report: the state-of-the-art of women's climbing
Published annually since 1929, the American Alpine Journal (AAJ) is renowned as the world's journal of record for long new climbs of all kinds. The AAJ publishes each year's most compelling stories, told by the climbers themselves and carefully edited by a team of experts. Each year, many newly discovered climbing destinations are revealed, from Alaska to the Karakoram.