Mountaineers Books 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.