Saturday, June 13, 2009

2009 Canadian Alpine Journal

A teaser: the cover of the 2009 CAJ. Our cover boy this year, err, I mean man, is West Coast alpinist Bruce Kay (photo by Jim Martinello) seen hear doing his thing on a new route above Seton Lake near Lillooet, B.C. It should be hitting book selves at your local climbing shop in early July. The whole process went much smoother this year so maybe I am getting the hang of it. Some of my grey hairs from my first CAJ last year even seem to be returning to their normal brown colour. Of course, I, in no way, did this by myself. I owe a huge thanks to Suzan Chamney, Lynn Martel and Helen Rolfe for keeping me on track and making the CAJ as polished as we can. Hermien Scuttenbeld, Shaun Chamney, Anne Ryall and Sheila Churchill also pitched in to make it happen. Everyone put 100 per cent into it again. I also need to send a shout out to all the contributors who supply us with the text and photos (their only compensation being a free Journal). Obviously, without them there would be no CAJ. Thanks for enduring my constant stream of pestering e-mails.