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Climbing Frozen Niagara Falls



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For the first time ever, a person has scaled Niagara Falls while it's in a frozen state. Ice climber Will Gadd braved the treacherous, unstable climbing conditions to complete the stunt. He explained the challenges of his frozen feat:

"The ice is formed in layers. That means there's a layer of ice, then snow (with a lot of air), then another layer of ice. It's unstable, for sure."

Gadd used ice axes, crampons and a specially-designed ice hook to climb the falls. Read a more detailed account of Gadd's climb here.  

Images: Christian Pondella

 


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I must say it is a great achievement for Will Gadd to conquer the Niagara Falls in Frozen state. I view this waterfall during my niagra bus tours and can imagine how difficult it was because it is really high point. I wish that I could see him to do this adventure.
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