Ozturk and Wilkinson Send Tooth Traverse

On fourth attempt

Adam Roy

Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson have made the first ascent of the Tooth Traverse in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge, climbing some five miles of rock and ice across the Moose’s Tooth massif. “It took me five days and lots of digging to cross this incredible skyline…. Hands down one of the most fulfilling mountain adventures I’ve had,” Wilkinson wrote. Ozturk and Wilkinson made two previous attempts at the traverse, with a third canceled in 2011 when Ozturk broke his neck and sustained a head injury in a ski accident the day before it was scheduled to start.

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