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North America, United States, Alaska, Alaska Range, Bear Tooth, White Russian

Bear Tooth, White Russian. Taras Mytropan (Ukraine), Sergei Matusevich (Ukraine), and I climbed a direct line on the west face of the Bear Tooth. Starting from base camp on the Root Canal, we went straight toward the saddle between the Moose’s Tooth and the Bear Tooth, bearing right soon after crossing the bergschrund. It’s a short climb of five technical pitches, offering excellent ice up to 70°, snow, and mixed climbing. We did the route on April 27 and named it White Russian, Alaska grade II or III.

Aleksey Shuruyev, Krasnodar, Russia, with additions from Sergei Matusevich, Ukraine