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The Canadian Alpine Journal

 

 

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The Canadian Alpine Journal (CAJ) is an annual Canadian publication which provides a record of the Canadian mountain ethos and mindset. The CAJ includes articles and images that reflect the ways that Canadians approach mountain culture, history, sport and science. The CAJ represents Canadian climbing from coast-to-coast, as well as what Canadian climbers are doing outside of our grand country. The information in the Journal is current and reflective of the broadest standards of style and difficulty. To the mountain community, the CAJ is a collection of writings that individually and together celebrate the precious value and the infinite possibilities of life in the mountains.

The Canadian Alpine Journal is published in July. It is a benefit of Alpine Club of Canada membership for those choosing that option. If you would like your name added to our distribution list, please contact the National Office at (403) 678-3200 x 1 or email It can also be purchased directly from our Online Store.

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2013 CAJ
Chris Brazeau (leading) and Simon Meis on a 5.13 project on Snowpatch Spire, the Bugaboos, Purcell Mountains. Photo: Jon Walsh
 

Volume 96, 2013

  • Sensory Overload – Joshua Lavigne
  • Lessons Learned – Josh Wharton
  • After the Matterhorns – Zac Robinson and Stephen Slemon
  • Below the Bolt – Raphael Slawinski
  • Phreenix – Jeff Achey
  • Grand Cours Descents:
    • Bryce – Chris Brazeau
    • Clemenceau – Martin Lefebvre
    • King George – Ian Button
  • Cultural Ranges

The North – The West Coast – The Interior– The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Reviews – Remembrances – Index

 

2012 CAJ
Nathan Kutcher on his new mixed route Metamorphosis at Diamond Lake in Southern Ontario.
Photo: Martin Suchma
 

Volume 95, 2012

  • Editorial — Sean Isaac
  • Cerro Torre Redux— Jason Kruk
  • Single Push — Raphael Slawinski
  • Metamorphosis — Nathan Kutcher
  • The Shining — Tommy Caldwell
  • An Odd Essay — Tony Richardson
  • Spray On Top — Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl
  • Gasherbrum II — Justin Dubé-Fahmy et Louis Rousseau

The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Reviews – Remembrances – Index

 

2011 CAJ
Cover: Jason Kruk following three-quarters of the way up a new route on the Emperor Face, Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies.
Photo: Jon Walsh
 

Volume 94, 2011

  • Editorial — Sean Isaac
  • Cerro Torre — Jason Kruk
  • Deception in High Places — Zac Robinson and Stephen Slemon
  • The Sleeping Giant — Katsutaka "Jumbo" Yokoyama
  • The State of the Mountains Report — Meghan J. Ward
  • The Spiral Road — Jon Walsh
  • My Two Million Feat — Greg Hill
  • The Cultural Ranges

The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Remembrances – Index

 

2010 CAJ
Cover: Louis-Philippe Ménard on pitch six of La Cavale on Cap Trinité, Sanguenay National Park, Quebec. Photo: Mike Landkroon
 

Volume 93, 2010

  • Editorial — Sean Isaac
  • Clouds as Tall as Mountains— Jerry Auld
  • Le cap Trinité— Stéphane Perron
  • Bugaboo Bluff— Jason Kruk
  • Asgard Moments— Nico Favresse
  • Scrubbing on the Shoulders of Giants— Jeremy Frimer
  • Nanga Parbat— Louis Rousseau
  • Sea to Summit— Jason Sinnes
  • The Secret Water— Jaime Hood
  • Meslilloet Mountain— Karl Ricker
  • The Cultural Ranges

    The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Reviews – Remembrances – Index

 

2009 CAJ
Bruce Kay during the first attempt in February 2008 to climb Piss and Vinegar above Seton Lake near Lillooet, B.C. The successful ascent was made a year later in March 2009 with Jesse Mason.
Photo: Jim Martinello
 

Volume 92, 2009

  • Editorial — Sean Isaac
  • Letters from the Archives — Zac Robinson
  • Fool’s Gold — Paul McSorely
  • The Dogleg — Raphael Slawinski
  • Big Game — Jonny Simms
  • Weekend Thing — Dana Ruddy
  • Bugaboo Jam Session — Seán Villanueva
  • The Bat’s Ears — Maxime Turgeon
  • The Choice — Joshua Lavigne
  • Winter Sun — Steve House
  • Take the Long Way Home — Stefan Glowacz
  • The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Reviews – Remembrances – Index

     

    2008 CAJ
    Raphael Slawinski during the first ascent of Victoria’s Secret Deviation on the Stanley Headwall, Kootenay National Park, the Canadian Rockies, B.C.
    Photo: Wiktor Skupinski
     

    Volume 91, 2008

  • Editorial
  • The Real Mescalito
  • Wide Angle
  • Ice Porn
  • Baffin : l’île aux enfants
  • An Alpine Education
  • The Endless Wave
  • Past the Bolt
  • The X-Factor
  • The Art of Rope-Soloing / L’art du solo encordé
  • Realm of Peace
  • Meltdown Adventures in Newfoundland
  • The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – The East – Foreign – Reviews – Remembrances – Index

     

    2007 CAJ
    Justen Sjong on Lucifer’s Lighthouse (5.12c) Devil’s Bay, Newfoundland
    Photo by Celin Serbo
     

    Volume 90, 2007

  • editorial
  • 100 years of the CAJ and ACC
  • the biggest virgin
  • blow me down, bye
  • patagonia
  • as the torre turns
  • deux par les boys
  • choktoi glacier action
  • hispar
  • entomophilia
  • hans gmoser
  • The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – Foreign– The Inner Ranges– Reviews – Remembrances

     

    Snert's Big Adventure, Yamnuska
    Photo by Andrew Querner
     

    Volume 89, 2006

  • the state of the nation
  • essays on climbing in canada as the alpine club turns 100
  • the 1906 gmc
  • the 2005 gmc
  • three girls in the four girls
  • scriptless
  • canada invades alaska!
  • a diamond in the rough
  • crusher an cassin
  • québec à la ruth
  • direct to infinity
  • spire desire
  • warrior wannabes
  • heiberg haute route
  • where the heck is bishkek
  • The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – Foreign– The Inner Ranges– Reviews – Remembrances

     

    Sonnie Trotter sending Slient Menace, Squamish.
    Photo by Paul McBride.
     

    Volume 88, 2005

  • The ACC in 2003 – Lynn Martel
  • The 2004 GMC – Margaret Imai-Compton
  • The Twin – Marko Prezelj
  • Dead – Ian Welsted
  • Alberta: An Obsession – Raphael Slawinski
  • Ferris Wheels and Grizzly Byways – Roberta Holden
  • Manless – Karen McNeill
  • Combatants – Matt Maddaloni
  • Shingu Charpa – Chris Geisler
  • The Witch, the Cat and the Devil – Andre Ike
  • Grand Slam– Sonnie Trotter
  • The North – The West Coast – The Interior – The Rockies – Foreign– The Inner Ranges– Reviews – Remembrances

    Listing of CAJ contents from 1995 - 2004

    Back issues of the CAJ are also available. Contact the national office ( ) for details.

     
       
     
     
        VISION: Preserving, practicing and promoting Canadian mountain culture and self-propelled alpine pursuits.
    Préserver, pratiquer et promouvoir la culture alpine canadienne et les activités non motorisées en montagne.