American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

North America, United States, Alaska, Moose's Tooth

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  • Publication Year: 1974

Moose’s Tooth. In May Tim Auger, Mike Farrell, Ron Gilligan and I attempted the Moose’s Tooth via the Ruth Glacier-south col route. Although this route has been attempted many times, the Moose’s Tooth had still only one ascent—via the west ridge by a German party in 1964. Our four-day push failed 600 feet from the summit in the face of bad weather, inadequate supplies and frost-riven granite.

Galen A. Rowell

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