Brits Climb Much-Discussed Face in Alaska

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The Sideburn Rib’s upper snow arête, as seen from the descent.

The Sideburn Rib’s upper snow arête, as seen from the descent.

The two later attempted a beautiful steep couloir to the right of a huge rock buttress on the Southeast Ridge of Mt. Dan Beard. Overcoming pitches up to WI 5+ and M4, they climbed within a few pitches of the ridge crest before they were halted by a lack of ice on a huge chockstone.

Trivia question: Who is Mt. Dan Beard named for? (Scroll down for the answer)

Dates of Ascent: April 12-13, 2007

Source: Viv Scott, Alaska Climbing

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Answer: Daniel Carter Beard (1850–1941), an illustrator and one of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America.