Big New Helm­cken Falls Ice Climb

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Euro­peans Thomas Senf, Dani Arnold and their part­ner Martin es­tab­lished a wild new route called Power Shrimp at the re­mote Helm­cken Falls in B.C. in Jan­uary. It fol­lows a ma­jor traverse across big ice fea­tures. Ace win­ter climber Will Gadd was on hand to make an early re­peat. Af­ter his climb, he said, “It’s still the big-wave surf­ing of the ice climb­ing world, but if you want that you’ll f ind it there. This place is un­doubt­edly the cra­zi­est ice climb­ing on the planet, and a re­ally tough en­vi­ron­ment that teaches ev­ery­one who vis­its les­sons in haz­ard recog­ni­tion and in­sane fun.”

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