Extreme Frozen Waterfalls: Discover the Giant Helmcken Falls One of the Wildest-Looking and Steepest Ice Climbing in the World

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The towering Helmcken Falls in the Wells Gray Provicial Park in British Columbia is believed to be one of the toughest climbs in the world and stands at 463ft tall.

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Giant Helmcken falls in BC, Canada is one of the most extreme ice climbing spot in the world. Photo: Haak

463-foot are almost three times the height of the Niagara Falls, half the size of the Chrysler Building or almost half of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (1,063 ft)! Just look at the size of that helicopter and these ice climbers (bottom left).

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Giant Helmcken falls in the Wells Gray Provicial Park in British Columbia, Canada. Photo: Tanemura

And what do you think about the size of these icicles? Pretty deadly, no?

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Climbing icicles at Helmcken Falls in BC. Photo: Wiktor Skupinski

But despite freezing ice spray from the waterfall, British climber Tim Emmett, Raphael Slawinski, from Canada, and Klemen Premrl, from Slovenia, conquered the notorious ice climb. Terrifying pictures, aren’t they?

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ice climbing at frozen Helmcken Falls. Photo: Wiktor Skupinski

This video showcases Will Gadd, Raphael Slawinski, Klemen Premrl, and Tim Emmett working on a new route in Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada, caught on camera by Wiktor Skupinski. This cave holds some of the wildest-looking and steepest ice climbing in the world.

Check out more pictures of this amazing frozen waterfalls at Viktoria Haack and Jaclyn Tanemura websites as well as here.

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