Ice climbing is one of the most extreme outdoor pursuits. By combining the adrenaline of rock climbing with the fragility of ice, the sport leaves little room for error. A recent viral clip of an ice climber taking a fall proves that ice climbing isn’t for everyone.
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The clip shows climber Giacomo Mauri working on a pitch when a massive amount of ice gives way. Fortunately, Mauri stays clear of the ice. However, the large chunk does snag his ice axes as it smashes to the ground. In a reply to a comment, Mauri says he did recover one of the axes.
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