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Climbing Frozen Waterfalls Just North of Detroit | Superior Ice: Episode 1

"Climbing ice of this nature, it being so ephemeral and things changing, you just have to roll with the punches ... If we had gotten onto the climb, it would have gave way and we would have both died. There's just no way around that."

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Angela VanWiemeersch and Sasha DiGiliuan, two athletes at the top of their respective climbing disciplines, explore the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in search for new ice climbing routes on the shoreline of Lake Superior. Frozen waterfalls on the side of massive sandstone cliffs in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offer a variety of climbing possibilities that only a small, but dedicated community regularly visits. Among this tight-knit community is Angela VanWiemeersch who currently holds two first female ascents in the “UP.” Sasha DiGiliuan, one of the most accomplished rock climbers in the world, joined Angela to do what she does best – taking climbing to new different heights.


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