Watch: Man becomes first person to climb frozen Niagara Falls

Friday January 30th, 2015

Professional ice climber Will Gadd has become the first person to scale the frozen sections of Niagara Falls. 

Gadd, who was born in Colorado and is a long-time resident of Alberta, Canada, said it was a "lifelong mission" of his to climb the landmark.

His climb was 140 feet in total and traveled almost the same route of the border between the United States and Canada. The climb was done in coordination with the Niagara Falls State Park.

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"It was very real on that wall," said Gadd. "There’s a lot going on. The ice thickness varies from one inch to 10 feet, so every swing and grab is different. There’s a lot to account for, all this with the world’s most powerful waterfall flowing over my shoulder."

You can check out a video of Gadd's climb below:

- Molly Geary

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