Britain's favourite red-top reports on Tim Emmett and Will Gadd's epic Candadian first ascent. Phew, not a scorcher... etc
Whatever you think of Britain's leading tabloid organ, you have to admire it's odd ability to mix the populist with the specialist and in this case that means a surprisingly detailed report on Will Gadd and Tim Emmett's first ascent of an insane-looking Canadian ice route complete with some absolutely stunning images.
Okay, it's a bit puntastic, but get beyond the soar-away subbing and the info's all there. The route is on Helmcken Falls in Canada and is formed by spray from the waterfall being deposited onto surrounding rocks.
It's also, if you believe the Sun, 'the most difficult climb in the world'. There's an ace quote from Tim Emmett where he supposedly says:"There's always debate about the true hardest climb in the world but I think all climbers would agree this is easily the most difficult." As if climbers ever agree about anything...
Well worth a look if only for the stunning images and the punning intro. See www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3984487/Freeze-a-jolly-good-fellow.html.