Gadd conquers frozen Niagara

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Will Gadd ice climbs the first ascent of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY, USA on 27 January, 2015. –
Photographer Credit:
Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

Revisit Canadian climber’s amazing 2015 feat as famous Falls freeze over again.

Back in 2015, Canadian Will Gadd became the first person ever to to ascend the frozen sections of the world’s largest flowing waterfall Niagara Falls.

With the famous landmark that straddles the border between Canada and the USA freezing over again this winter, we decided to revisit this amazing feat.



Gadd scaled 140 feet on the northern part of Horseshoe Falls starting from the frozen river base of Niagara River and climbing to Terrapin Point on Goat Island.

After being born in the USA and living in Canada most of his life, the border climb was especially poignant for Gadd who was nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year in 2002 thanks to his climbing and fearless paragliding exploits.

Will Gadd ice climbs the first ascent of Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, NY, USA on 27 January, 2015. –
Photographer Credit:
Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

He said, “I’ve traveled the world in search of the most challenging climbs, but Niagara Falls, one of my home country’s most iconic landmarks, has been a lifelong mission that I previously never thought possible.”

 

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