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Ice Climbing

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March 18, 2012
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Hang on with Wild Chronicles as two dedicated ice climbers attempt to scale Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. A frozen waterfall standing over 40 stories high, Bridal Veil was once thought nearly impossible to climb. With the added dangers of avalanches and giant falling icicles, these two climbers try to pick their way to the top.


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