Video: What it Looks Like to Climb Niagara Falls

Last week, renowned ice climber Will Gadd and his climbing partner Sarah Hueniken become the first people to climb Niagara Falls. On that epic ascent, Gadd wore a GoPro camera to capture a first-person perspective of the climb. This video features some of that footage, giving us all an idea of the conditions he faced while going up the falls. As noted in a post-climb interview, the ice was very different from a typical waterfall since it forms from the sides and not top-down. You’ll see how that impacts the ascent in this clip, as the ice is definitely irregularly shaped as a result. Either way, it’s an impressive climb to be sure.

Kraig Becker