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CINDY'S SNAPSHOT: Scaling icefalls

This amazing photo was taken at night on the frozen Southside Hills of St. John’s Harbour, N.L.,  by Jason Edwards.
This amazing photo was taken at night on the frozen Southside Hills of St. John’s Harbour, N.L., by Jason Edwards. - Contributed

The freeze/thaw/freeze cycle that the Avalon Penninsula, N.L., has been experiencing is not all bad - not when you are a climber of frozen waterfalls.

It looks terrifying to me, but Jason Edwards says that ice climbers are obsessed with safety!  What appears unsafe to bystanders is actually a carefully orchestrated combination of diligence, experience and gear.

This amazing photo was taken at night on the frozen Southside Hills of St. John’s Harbour.

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Cindy Day is the chief meteorologist for SaltWire Network.

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