Watch Whiteman Falls collapse beneath ice climbers. It’s a near miss for the climbers, but a great video showing when best to maybe avoid climbing big ice.
It’s obvious that it’s a warm day, either early fall or late spring, because of the condition of the ice. It’s soft and wet, which means the air temps are around zero.
In the video, you can hear the roar of the water behind the ice. While this is something OK on low angle routes, on steep routes it means that very little ice is connected to the rock.
Whiteman Falls is a classic WI6 two-pitch ice route in Kananaskis Country near Calgary. It regularly forms and can be combined with Red Man Soars M6 for a fun day out.
Be careful out there. To watch the video click on the image below.