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    Alpine Journal

    Colorado College Alpine Journal

    Unbeknownst to many, Colorado College plays host to one of the most significant climbing communities in the world. Since the early 1900’s, CC climbers have been pioneering first ascents and embarking on significant climbs throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain West, as well as the rest of the world.

    In an attempt to unite and showcase the talents of this spirited community, Joe Forrester ’06 and Michael Wejchert ’08 founded The Colorado College Alpine Journal in 2006. Since its first release, the CCAJ has sustained itself as a unique compilation of stories, photos, and artwork which chronicle the significant climbs of both current CC students and CC alumni, while also displaying the creative talents of its many contributors. Now in its tenth annual publication, the CCAJ has come a long way from what Forrester calls its “rough and humble beginnings.” 

    The CCAJ is a free publication and those looking to gloss through its vibrant pages can find copies in Tutt Library and the Ritt Kellogg Climbing Gym. The CCAJ also is available electronically. 

    We hope you enjoy exploring this unique publication and reading about some of the most exciting climbing trips the CC climbing community has taken over the past year!

    By Erik Rieger ’12


    The Colorado College Alpine Journal strives to unite, inform, and inspire both our climbing community and others by showcasing the climbers and climbs of Colorado Colle- past and present- through writing, photos, and artwork in our annual free publication.  Although much of the CC Alpine Journal is made up of climbing-specific stories, submissions of all sorts are encouraged, including ski mountaineering, trekking, or any material inspired by the spirit of mountains or climbing.
    Submissions to the CC Alpine Journal are accepted on a rolling basis.  To be considered for the 2015 Journal, works must be submitted by October 30th.  For more information, check out the Alpine Journal's website:

    Previous Alpine Journal Editions 


            2012 Edition                  2011 Edition                 2010 Edition


                          2009 Edition                  2007 Edition                  2006 Edition