On Wednesday, Canadian pro climber Will Gadd was spotted ice climbing alongside the torrent of Niagara Falls near Terrapin Point, on the American side of the falls. Though the climb was filmed by RedBull, the event was purposefully kept out of the media. However, one local captured the “spectacle” on video, as reported by Globalnews.ca.
“I would be afraid I’d fall in the water and just die,” said one tourist interviewed by Globalnews.
Check out the video below.
Gadd, 47, from Canmore, Alberta, is one of the most accomplished ice climbers in the world. This year, he took first place in the Elite Mixed-Climbing Competition at the Ouray Colorado Ice Festival. He had permission to climb the Falls from the New York State Parks Office.