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Beyond: Stories from the AAJ

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bivouacs: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Even for the world’s best climbers, big walls and major peaks often require more than the much-praised “in a day” ascent. It would be surprising to turn more than a few pages of the American Alpine Journal without encountering the word “bivouac.” Here, we present the good, the bad, and the ugly of sleepless nights and unforgettable campsites. See the bivies.