The Alpine Briefs is an occasional alpine newsletter from two editors of the American Alpine Journal: Kelly Cordes and Dougald MacDonald. It’s presented for AAJ contributors, American Alpine Club members, and anybody else interested in the world of alpine climbing.

Please send comments and contributions (whether tequila or editorial/photo content) to Kelly Cordes or Dougald MacDonald.

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This newsletter is a volunteer effort by the American Alpine Journal editors. If you like what you see, we ask that you buy the AAJ or join the American Alpine Club. (AAC members receive a free copy of the AAJ each year). AAC members, generous outdoor-industry partners, and Friends of the AAJ pay all the AAJ bills. Without this support, the editors would have to get real jobs. Please. Don’t make us work during daylight climbing hours.