Sorry for the group email, but im not long off the mountain and just wanted to give some info, on the Alaska trip.
Myself along with Jon Bracey have climbed a new route on the East Face of the Moose's Tooth and maybe a new route on the Mini Moonflower on Mt Hunter.
We have named the route, "There's a moose loose aboot this hoose" 1400m long, (ED4, M8, A2, AI6).
I'm back to the UK on Friday, to eat and rest, will be in touch thereafter.
Matt's partner, John Bracy reports from Alaska:
Matt Helliker and I are back in Talkeetna after a brilliant trip on the 'Buckskin Glacier', Alaska. We climbed a new route on the amazing East face of the Moose's Tooth. “There's a Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose” climbs the obvious big fault line to the right of Arctic Rage (VI WI6+R A2, 4500', Mahoney-Gilmore, 2004). I was initially inspired to check out the area after Paul Roderick’s (Talkeetna Air Taxi owner and infamous bush pilot) spectacular photo of the East Face of Moose's Tooth in Alpinist magazine. We had intended to look at other objectives in the area, but because of poor conditions turned our focus to the obvious fault line on the right hand side of the Moose's Tooth tried by Christophe Dumarest and Aymeri Clouet in 2006.
[Photo: Mooses Tooth, East Face (c.Matt Helliker)]