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Climbing Spray Ice Helmcken Falls

Date: 5th April 2015

I HAD won a 2010 Golden Piton award when Tim Emmett AND I climbed the spray ice wall near the 463-foot Helmcken Falls in British Columbia. WE named the route “Spray On” and gave it a grade of WI10—three grades higher than the world’s previous hardest ice climb. When OUR picks entered the icicles there, it felt like swinging into hard Styrofoam that could lose its structure at any moment. In the video here, you can watch us climbing the route.

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  1. Monday Motivation, Vol. 6 | Ashika Parsad   August 24, 2017 5:53 pm

    […] after seeing him talk at the 2015 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. His stories of ice climbing Helmcken Falls and paragliding across the Rockies were more than inspiring, and I quickly found myself trusting […]

  2. Graham Wilson   January 27, 2018 3:06 am

    That pictures are awesome,this an amazing kind of climbing.

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