The Alpine Club of Canada


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.

A year of climbing in Canada

Published annually since 1907, The Canadian Alpine Journal (CAJ) is the flagship publication of the ACC. Each year, it is the permanent record of the biggest ascents, finest photography and most inspiring accomplishments. The CAJ is equal parts detailed route descriptions, introspective writing, science and humour.

This is our country’s representation of the year’s climbing in all its forms from coast to coast to coast and by Canadians abroad.

The CAJ is published in July and is mailed to ACC members who have selected the CAJ upgrade with their membership. It can also be purchased from our Online Store.

Members: add the CAJ Subscription option to your membership by emailing Office Manager Victoria Curran.

Current issue

VOLUME 106, 2023

Ships mid-October, 2023.

Save $10 and recieve FREE shipping before Sept 30th as an ACC Member.


Vision 8000 — Jill Wheatley
The Power of Independent Trucking — Ripley Boulianne
Reino Hongo — Alik Berg
Above The Storm — Bronwyn Hodgins
Tiny Changes — Maarten van Haeren
Those That Can — Mike Landkroon


– Table of Contents –

– Features –

– Vision 8000 –

Past issue

VOLUME 105, 2022

The 2022 Canadian Alpine Journal is brimming with great feature articles and regional stories including full colour photos throughout its 144 pages.


In The Spirit of John Lauchlan — Maarten van Haeren
Last Icy Stand — Zac Robinson
Pangea — Duncan Pawson
Interpretation — Pete Hoang


In The Spirit of John Lauchlan

2022 Feature Articles

Retail: $29.95 | Members: $25.26 | Subscription: $22.00


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


– Patron –


– Benefactor –

Mountain Hardwear

– Partner –


– Supporter –

Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival

– Friends –

The Eric Brooks Memorial Fund | Donald C. Morton | Mike Wild | Roger Wallis | Peter Muir & Shona Connelly

– Contributing ACC Sections –

Vancouver | Saskatchewan | Manitoba | Vancouver Island | Ottawa | Thunder Bay | Toronto | Whistler | Prince George | Montreal | Edmonton | Okanagan | Squamish | Saint Boniface | Outaouais


It is expected that the CAJ represent Canadian climbing coast-to-coast, and that the information in the Journal is current and reflective of the broadest standards of style and ranges of difficulty.

The CAJ, and its legacy to the climbing community, could not happen without each year’s contributors. Our goal is to create the definitive record of Canadian climbing and to make that resource available for generations to come. We gladly accept articles that have been previously published in other periodicals. The CAJ does not pay for words or images.


Sean Isaac, CAJ Editor
201 Indian Flats Road
PO Box 8040 Station Main
Canmore, AB T1W 2T8
T: 403-609-7590

Download the CAJ contributor guidelines (pdf).