Relive Will Gadd's Ice Climb Up Niagara Falls

It was one year ago today that the noted climber made his historic ascent on the frozen waterfall.
Ice Climber Will Gadd Climbs Niagara Falls in 2015
Will Gadd nears the top of Niagara Falls © Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool
By Kevin McAvoy

It's time to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Will Gadd's historic climb up Niagara Falls. Yes, you read that right — UP the falls. You see, Gadd is one of the world's best ice climbers and had been waiting quite a while for conditions to be right to ascend the most famous waterfall in the world. Although the falls didn't freeze completely, a climbable line on the American side of the Horseshoe section of the falls materialized, and Gadd was ready to make his move.

Relive the climb in the video below:

© Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool

Of course, Gadd was sure to plan and execute the climb with the main priorities being safety and protection of the natural environment. He worked with the New York State Parks Department and Parks Police to develop a plan and obtained the first-ever permit for ice-climbing at Niagara Falls.

Get the full story of the climb here, and watch the mini-documentary of the climb on Red Bull TV to go even deeper.

Climb with Will Gadd

If that’s not enough, you now have a chance to live your own winter adventure alongside Will Gadd himself. Simply enter the Frozen Falls Contest* for a chance to win a private climbing experience and winter tour of Niagara Falls with Gadd.

*Contest is open to legal residents of the states of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia who are at least eighteen (18) years old — see the full contest rules here.

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