- Professional ice climber Will Gadd rates nine ice-climbing scenes in movies and TV for realism.
- Gadd analyzes ice climbing depicted in “Game of Thrones” and “K2.”
- He also discusses technique and equipment inaccuracies in “Vertical Limit” (2000).
Professional ice climber Will Gadd rates nine ice-climbing scenes in movies and television shows for realism.
He discusses the accuracy of ice-climbing techniques in “Game of Thrones” (2013), featuring Kit Harington and Kristofer Hivju; mountain climbing in “K2” (1991); and mixed climbing in “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (2022), starring Morfydd Clark. He also comments on the ice axes, crampons, rope, and other climbing gear in “The King’s Man” (2021), with Ralph Fiennes; “Vertical Limit” (2000); and “Jumanji: The Next Level” (2019), starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Karen Gillan. Gadd analyzes the realism of the ice and rock climbing displayed in “Alien vs. Predator” (2004), “Shivaay” (2016), and “The Climb” (2017).
Will Gadd is a professional Red Bull athlete, a speaker, and a guide. He has won three gold medals at the X Games and won gold at the Ice Climbing World Cup, and he is a four-time champion of the Canadian national sport-climbing championships. He was the first to ice climb Niagara Falls as well as the first to complete a one-day ascent of the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies, Mount Robson.
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