It’s in the Ruth Gorge near Denali and it’s never been done. These guys have tried twice.
“There has been a lot going on surrounding our adventures: The 1st attempt vimeo.com/6038303 was heavily embarked upon only days after the memorial for the deaths of our close friends vimeo.com/5065432, the 2nd attempt ended with helping with body recoveries of other climbers in the gorgethenamelesscreature.com/2010/07/25/a-hard-freeze-away/ and the just before our proposed launch day this past spring I almost died in a skiing accident vimeo.com/21904471.
Beyond the allure of enchaining one of the most iconic (& untrodden) skylines in NA the Tooth Traverse has come to represent so much more than that to us. With my healing going well (vimeo.com/26531646) and the inspiration (and angst) greater than ever we are planning another attempt in the NEAR future.
I see the eventual story breaching some pretty heavy topics involved in alpine climbing: sponsored vs. non-sponsored expeditions, dealing with death and the effect tackling dangerous objectives has on friends/family.”