Woman to attempt world’s hardest ice route

Three times ice climbing world champion and Berghaus sponsored athlete Angelika Rainer will soon attempt to scale one of the world’s hardest ice routes, and if successful will become the first woman ever to complete the climb.

Located on the Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada, ‘Wolverine’ is a bolted single pitch route which lies within an ice cave. First completed by British climber Tim Emmett and Slovenian Klemen Premrl in 2012, the ice route is regarded as the most difficult that exists.

‘’Climbing Wolverine has been a big ambition for me for some time. I know that it will be a huge challenge, but I am in very good shape at the moment and feel strong. So, I am hopeful that I will achieve my objective and enjoy another great adventure in Canada’’, said the 27-year-old.

Following her attempt of Wolverine, Rainer also hopes to scale the multi-pitch route ‘Spray On…Top’, a climb also first completed by Emmett and Premrl.


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