Watch this 1978 documentary that follows a number of ice climbers head up the the Le Pilier de cristal, an ice line at Montmorency Falls.

The film was made by Marc Beaudet and features legendary Quebec ice climbers Claude Bérubé, Monique Saint-Martin and the climbers of the Quebec Mountain Federation.

Montmorency Falls is a large waterfall on the Montmorency River. The falls are located on the boundary between the borough of Beauport, and Boischatel, about 12 km from the heart of old Quebec City.

The area surrounding the falls is protected within the Montmorency Falls Park. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River, opposite the western end of the Île d’Orleans.

The falls, at 84 metres high and 46 metres wide, are the highest in the province of Quebec. They are 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls. They were named in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New France from 1620 until 1625.

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