You can leave the barrels at home for this one.
From a historic perspective, most of the stunts that have taken place at Niagara Falls involved someone going over the falls. But for the first time ever, someone decided to try climbing up them instead.
Ice climbers Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken somehow braved 180-feet of jagged, frozen cliffs to haul themselves to the top of the famous Canadian landmark. It proved to be a treacherous journey, as Hueniken was left huddling in an ice cave alone for several hours partway up the route after chunks of ice came loose at the top. Not to mention, as Gadd says, “The massive water flow constantly shakes the ground, and makes the ice shelves and walls around you unsteady and unpredictable,” he told the New York Post.
Because of the way the ice freezes at Niagara Falls, Gadd says it actually forms in layers separated by snow and air, making it even more unstable than normal.
In fact, just to prepare for the trip, Gadd dropped into the frozen falls from above to remove “car size” pieces of ice hanging in the way of the route.
Certainly sounds safe, doesn’t it? Check out the stunt for yourself above.