Photos: David Lama Conquers Moose's Tooth

Dani Arnold and David Lama teamed up to achieve a stunning first ascent on Alaska’s Moose’s Tooth..

David Lama is best known for being able to scale the world’s toughest alpine climbing routes, while Dani Arnold is famous for his speed. The two young alpinists recently teamed up for an expedition to Alaska and were able to realize a spectacular first ascent right away.

With their new route “Bird of Prey” Lama and Arnold managed to pull off the first line through the central headwall of the 1500-metre (4500 ft.) east face of Moose’s Tooth.

The duo finished the demanding climb with sections up to 6a, M7+, 90°, A2 in remarkable speed, making it back to base camp within 48 hours.

Check out the best of the images taken by David and Dani here...
 

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Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect

David following one of the most demanding pitches on the lower part of the headwall.

© Dani Arnold
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Alaskan exposure

Alaskan exposure

Dani just a few metres below the belay of one of the most exposed pitches of the whole climb.

© David Lama
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Climbing on thin ice

Climbing on thin ice

Thin ice and bad protection make the climb even more demanding.

© David Lama
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In David's steps

In David's steps

Climbing second is mentally not as demanding as leading the pitches, but it doesn't make the backpack any lighter.

© David Lama
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Precarious positioning

Precarious positioning

Many traverses were necessary to connect the crack system on the headwall.

© Dani Arnold
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Mission accomplished

Mission accomplished

David and Dani on the summit of Moose's Tooth, Alaska.

© David Lama
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