Ice-Climbing Structures Are Mind-Blowing Experimental Architecture

The design and fabrication of artificial ice-climbing structures is an incredibly creative yet widely overlooked form of experimental architecture. The resulting constructions are often astonishing: ice-covered loops, ledges, branches, and towers reminiscent of the playful 1960s experiments of Archigram, yet serving… » 2/20/14 12:40pm 2/20/14 12:40pm

Ice climber impossibly survives a punishing fall from ice wall

Ouch. That has got to hurt. Ice climber Mark R. was climbing up a mountain when he was sent plummeting down by a piece of falling ice that hit him. He then basically avalanches down the mountain side and hits every rock down the way. It's like a scene from Game of Thrones but completely real. And even more insane… » 12/27/13 6:04pm 12/27/13 6:04pm

A Converted Silo Ice Climbing Wall Is the Only Reason Why Winter Exists

It's March, which mean it's still a little colder than you want it to be. Which means eventually you'll ask yourself why in the hell is it still cold. Which will lead to yourself questioning why does it have to be cold at all? And then you'll see this converted silo in Cedar Falls, Iowa and the cold, winter, slushy… » 3/08/13 11:00pm 3/08/13 11:00pm