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Video: Will Gadd Climbs Inside a Greenland Glacier

Whether it’s climbing a frozen Niagara Falls, ephemeral ice on Kilimanjaro, or rappelling into ice caves beneath Greenland’s ice sheet, Canadian pro ice climber Will Gadd knows how to adventure in ways most others don’t. For this particular project, Gadd teamed up with a team of scientists to study how Greenland’s melting ice sheet contributes to sea level rise. They descended into meltwater caverns – called moulins – to study what happens to the water when it leaves the surface. Looks like scary combination of spelunking and ice climbing.

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Spelunking meets ice climbing - leave it to Will Gadd. Christian Pondella photo.

Of course, many athletes use their platforms to advocate for changes in climate policy, but Gadd was able to directly use his skills as an ice climber to better enable research in harsh environments. 

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Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart
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Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart

Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart

While Alex Honnold might get the fame for his free solos, this crew of young Coloradans pursues their own form of climbing: buildering. Taking full advantage of the urban playground right outside their door, these climbers put up challenging routes where most people look every day but would never think to climb. Boulder-based filming outfit Pop Top Productions documented some of these climbs in their new film , a clever take on the classic climbing film genre. Mix some hair-raising urban free

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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route
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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Competition ice and mixed climbing might be one of the weirdest sports we’ve ever seen, with a veritable jungle gym built for climbers to swing their tools and kick their crampons into. Most of the route isn’t even ice – it’s usually a combination of traditional plastic climbing holds, wood, and Styrofoam – but the acrobatics never cease to impress. RELATED: Free Solo Wins Oscar For Best Documentary At a recent climbing world cup, Swiss superstar Yannick Glatthard made the ultimate finish,

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Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Along Sketchy Norwegian Ridges
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Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Along Sketchy Norwegian Ridges

Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Along Sketchy Norwegian Ridges

For anyone else, running along ridges like these would be a serious athletic achievement. For Kilian Jornet, the Catalonian Madman, it's practically a down day. The certain-death-exposure notwithstanding, Jornet makes quick work of the mountains around Åndalsnes, Norway. Related: Kilian Jornet Skis the Troll Wall It makes very little sense how he manages to hop around on a thin ribbon of uneven ridgeline with several-hundred feet of thin air on either side. That being said, his Troll Wall