Mis­sion to Mars is First Ever WI13

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Tim Em­mett and Kle­men Premrl vis­ited B.C.’S amaz­ing Helm­cken Falls in Fe­bru­ary, find­ing amaz­ing con­di­tions. Em­mett and Premrl added an­other steep spray-ice route with Nadurra Dura, a 35-me­tre WI12. They then ex­tended their new route and called it Mis­sion to Mars, a 40-me­tre WI13. It’s the first ever route at the grade. “It’s a nat­u­ral 40-me­tre ice climb through in­creas­ing steep­ness with the crux be­ing the last three moves,” said Em­mett. “Of all the ice climbs at Helm­cken, this is the steep­est and over­hangs ap­prox­i­mately 30 me­tres. This is the first climb at this sug­gested grade. I re­ally hope some­one else tries it.”

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