Frozen Niagra Falls provides backdrop for record-breaking climb

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Watch the amazing ascent of the iconic waterfall.

Candian Will Gadd wrote his name into the record books in 2015 when the Candian became the first person to ever ascend frozen sections of Niagara Falls – the world’s largest flowing waterfall.

Here is all you need to know:

– 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.

– The renowned ice climber – who was nominated for the Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year in 2002 – had long wanted to tackle the famous landmark but had to wait until the freezing conditions made a climb possible.

– Gadd said: “I’ve travelled 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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