AAC Press - American Alpine Journal - The World's Most Significant Climbs (Closeout)
This is it: the 2006 American Alpine Journal features a vast survey of the world's finest climbing. Joe Puryear reveals all the routes and the empty spaces between the lines of Alaska's famous Ruth Gorge. Elsewhere in the world, the greatest climbs of 2005 include the long-awaited first alpine-style ascent of the notorious Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat, perhaps the biggest face on earth. Steve House and Vince Anderson climbed it alpine-style, and Vince tells the tale. Also: Mike Libecki takes a solo romp in an unexplored corner of Antarctica; Tommy Caldwell links two El Capitan free routes in a single day; Venezuela's Angel Falls Wall goes free; Rolo Garibotti and friends climb Maestri's fantasy route on Cerro Torre, and so much more. Tons of great pictures accompany the text.