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PHOTO: Chilling Thrills

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                                <strong>CHILLING </strong><strong>THRILLS</strong>: A climber used an ice ax to ascend a frozen waterfall last month in the Sounkyo gorge in Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. The nearly 400-foot-high Ginga no Taki waterfall freezes almost completely in the severe cold, and climbers come from around Japan to tackle the steep ice wall. It takes about three hours to climb to the top.
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JAPAN NEWS-YOMIURI

CHILLING THRILLS: A climber used an ice ax to ascend a frozen waterfall last month in the Sounkyo gorge in Kamikawa, Hokkaido, Japan. The nearly 400-foot-high Ginga no Taki waterfall freezes almost completely in the severe cold, and climbers come from around Japan to tackle the steep ice wall. It takes about three hours to climb to the top.

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