Challenging Helmcken’s ice

Ice climbers tackle the spray cave behind Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Park

  • Feb. 21, 2011 6:00 a.m.
Three climbers hang from the frozen spray cave behind Helmcken Falls earlier this winter. Local ice climber (and manager of Wells Gray Community Forest) George Brcko accompanied the group to take these photos. He tried his hand at the overhanging ice cave and reports it extremely difficult.

Three climbers hang from the frozen spray cave behind Helmcken Falls earlier this winter. Local ice climber (and manager of Wells Gray Community Forest) George Brcko accompanied the group to take these photos. He tried his hand at the overhanging ice cave and reports it extremely difficult.