is the annual compendium of significant long climbs. Just as @theeconomist
has a staid style of writing, the “AAJ” has its own understated way of reporting climbs around the world.
The balance between frothy spray and the humble brag is one the editor @dougald
has spent years perfecting. It’s the journal of record and we treat it with reverence.
and his climb of LunagRi opened this year’s book. His first sentence is the moment on 16 November 2016 that altered things. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life and the third chance to climb.
share the post monsoon climb and ski of Lhotse. Pretty darn smooth you two.
and Chantel remind us mountains treat us all as equals. May we learn from gravity and in turn treat all as equals.
builds on his years of Alaska experience and fuses it with Chamonix energy to reset the bar.
shares his secret Cabinet of adventure. The connection to @jessroskelley
makes it ever so more poignant.
brings community. Thanks.
The book ships with “accidents” - the book of what went wrong. As much as we are motivated for the gnar, we are painfully reminded this game plays for keeps. With love for our late Alex Lowe. Twenty years today. We miss you
Be safe out there.
Say a prayer for those who left us too early. “Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
Poem by Dylan Thomas