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12 wacky winter sports

Dec. 21, 2010, 3 p.m.
ice climber

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Ice climbing

Love scaling cliffs and mountainsides during the summer months? Then you might want to give ice climbing a try. The activity evolved out of rock climbing when mountaineers in high altitudes had to learn how to navigate icy areas. Eventually, climbers developed specialized gear and tools and began to seek out icy climbs such as frozen waterfalls.