Posted on: September 1, 2004

Past junk ice and a daunting offwidth, Ben Gilmore and Kevin Mahoney found “the most amazing stretch of rock and ice either of [them] had ever climbed,” during their first ascent of Arctic Rage (VI WI6+R A2, 4,500'), a new route on the east face of The Mooses Tooth (10,355'), March 31–April 3, 2004. Their climb, funded by the Mugs Stumps Award, received a nomination for the 2005 Piolet d’Or. A full account of the expedition appears in Issue 8.

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