Two Daredevils Make History by Scaling a Frozen Niagara Falls [VIDEO]
How do you climb a waterfall? Wait for temperatures to drop so low that the waterfall freezes.
Red Bull created a video documenting internationally renowned climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken as they scale the side of a partially frozen Niagara Falls. The two adventurers became the first people to ever successfully climb the world’s most famous falls.
Niagara Falls has 150,000 tons of water flowing over the edge every minute at nearly 62 miles per hour. This makes the impact of the water equivalent to about 4,000 semi-trucks hitting the ground simultaneously. Long story short, this is one incredible feat by the two daredevils.
On Red Bull’s website, Gadd describes his climb:
The massive water flow constantly shakes the ground, and makes the ice shelves and walls around you unsteady and unpredictable. It’s a harsh environment and an intense challenge to stay attached to the wall, let alone climb it. That climb beat me up. I may have reached the top, but Niagara won the war.