“It’s absolutely huge. Its a 40 meter pitch.”

Inspiring footage from British Columbia where ice climbers Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl make a first ascent on what is proposed to be the most difficult single pitch of ice climbing in the world. Helmcken Falls stands an incredible 463 ft (measured by total straight drop without a break) and is the fourth highest waterfall in Canada.

Frigid temperatures combined with the misting spray from the massive waterfall creates ice structures on the impossibly steep overhanging walls and ice climbing routes the likes of which are found no where else in the world.

The pair had their work cut out for them with their first ascent of “Mission To Mars” which stands 131 feet tall and gets progressively steeper towards the top. Appropriate name for this wild route because it is truly otherworldly.