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Canadian Dare Devil First to Climb Frozen Niagara Falls

Will Gadd, 47, is the first person ever to climb a frozen Niagara Falls.

He started earlier this week at the base and set out to accomplish what others have not, to scale the frozen epic waterfalls that border Canada and the United States.

Approximately 150 tons of water rushes over Niagara Falls at speeds up to 70 miles an hour, this indeed even frozen was no small feat.

“It’s one of the toughest things I’ve done in my life and one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen,” Gadd told CTV Toronto on Friday.

Amazing photos of his historic climb capture more than words can describe.

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

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From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lie mostly on the Canadian side and the American Falls entirely on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.

Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world, with a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and also by flow rate. The falls are located 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

 Wikipedia contributed to this article

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