Frozen terror

Posted: March 6, 2014 by kirisyko in Climbing, Ice Climbing

A jaw-dropping video shows the moment a climber plunges 60ft after the wall of ice he is scaling shatters and falls away from the cliff face – miraculously leaving him completely unhurt.

John Freeman solo climbed the vertical ice wall at Icefield Parkway #93N in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Using only ice axes and crampons, Mr Freeman was carefully making his ascent until a misplaced strike shattered the ice, causing the entire frozen face to cascade to the ground.

Mr Freeman is a climbing instructor and experienced when it comes to scaling ice

Incredibly, the climbing guide from Canmore, Alberta, was only winded when he rode the tonnes of falling ice to the ground.

He said: ‘It was a warm day, we got a good sense, like it was a healthy piece of ice there – and we wanted to climb.

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