Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Wildest Ice Climbs Ever

Where will ice climbers go if climate change destroys the world’s classic ice routes? Canadian Will Gadd and Swede Andreas Spak explored one possible answer in Sweden, where they rappelled 500 feet into abandoned iron mines to check out underground ice formations. You can read about it today in my story at Climbing.com.

I wish I could show you photos of this strange and wonderful adventure, but they are embargoed for other (read: paying) uses. There's one photo, courtesy of Christian Pondella, at Climbing.com, and you can see some film production stills and climbing outtakes at HotAches.com and Andreas Spak's blog. The film of these bizarre climbs will air in July on NBC's "Jeep World of Adventure Sports." Trust me: This is one you don't want to miss.

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