Did you hear?... John Harlin named the new editor of the American Alpine Journal

John Harlin, currently the northwest editor for Backpacker magazine, has been named the new editor of the American Alpine Journal

John Harlin, currently the northwest editor for Backpacker magazine, has been named the new editor of the American Alpine Journal -- the official publication of the American Alpine Club. Harlin will continue part-time at Backpacker, he told SNEWS®. While firmly stating he will continue the well-established traditions of mountaineering journalism that past editors of the AAJ have embraced, Harlin did tell us that he would seek to push the AAJ into an online world sooner, rather than later. "I'd like to expand on the journal’s usefulness in researching mountaineering objectives. I strongly believe that the future of such research will be on the Internet, and that a climber should be able to hook up his modem in any small town (without a library full of AAJs) and find out what has and what has not been done in his mountains of choice. This web-based information should (and I'm sure eventually will) be the norm for all the clubs in the UIAA, and I'd love to have the AAC lead this effort." Harlin brings strong mountaineering, adventure, and journalism credentials to the AAJ. Harlin can be reached at aaj@americanalpineclub.org.


Did you hear?... Ross Prather named new editor of Canoe & Kayak Magazine

Ross Prather, the art director for Cascade Designs for the past eight years, has been named the new editor of Canoe & Kayak Magazine. Prather is an active paddler who has led sea kayak tours throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as Baja, Alaska, Canada, and Turkey. ...read more

Did you hear?... The American Alpine Club awards 24 new grants

The American Alpine Club (AAC) has awarded 24 new grants totaling $11,925 to support new mountain environment and cultural research projects, and to help young climbers pursue challenging objectives, including several first, free alpine-style ascent attempts in Greenland and ...read more

Did you hear?...Backpacker editor’s SPOT triggers false alarm, thankfully

Steve Howe, veteran Rocky Mountain editor for Backpacker magazine, is currently climbing Mt. McKinley – his third attempt on the 20,320 foot peak. For this expedition, he decided to carry along a SPOT Satellite Messenger -- essentially an Internet tracking beacon that is designed ...read more

The American Alpine Club Releases the American Alpine Journal Online

Golden, Colorado -- The American Alpine Club (AAC) has released the online version of its world renowned American Alpine Journal. The AAJ Online is available on the American Alpine Club website. Go directly to the page at www.americanalpineclub.org/AAJO. There are no fees or ...read more

American Alpine Journal Available to All Climbers

The American Alpine Club is pleased to announce that The American Alpine Journal—the world's journal of record for notable climbs—is once again available to the public. In July the Club announced that the Journal in printed form would be available only to AAC Members. More ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Patagonia has been named one of the top 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America. The list was made public on June 28 before 12,000 human resource (HR) professionals at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 56th Annual Conference & Exposition in New ...read more

Did you hear?... Ryan Corey named sales development manager for Backpacker

Ryan Corey has been named sales development manager for Backpacker magazine. Corey will be based in Rodale’s New York office and will report to publisher John Boland and Kent Ebersole, advertising director for the magazine. Corey will be responsible for developing and maintaining ...read more

Did you hear?... BCM moves into the American Mountaineering Center

Big City Mountaineers has moved into the American Mountaineering Center, joining the American Alpine Club, the Colorado Mountain Club, Colorado Outward Bound, and several other non-profit organizations as tenants. BCM's new address is 710 10th Street, Suite 115, Golden, CO 80401. ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> REI will open a store in Folsom, Calif., in November 2003. It will be REI’s third store in the Sacramento area and the 11th in Northern California. A new store in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood will precede it in October. The 22,500-square-foot store will be in ...read more