Famed ice climber Will Gadd rappels deep into Greenland’s ice shelf to learn more about global warming and climb some mind-blowing routes.
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To understand how global warming works and what happens to rivers of melted ice and rising sea levels, Gadd and his expedition partner, Professor Jason Gulley, traveled to Greenland.
In Greenland, the 52-year old Canadian ice climber, known for first ascents at Helmcken Falls and Niagara Falls, combined both ice climbing and caving.
“It’s a project that pushed me farther than any other project I’ve ever done,” said Gadd. “I celebrate every moment I get to live fully. Hanging one-handed above a maelstrom on the Greenland ice cap is living. There are moments in life where you couldn’t possibly be living any more than you are in that moment. This is one of them for me.”
Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.
Swing and kick... climb frozen falls and faces with crampons and ice tools.