Ice climbing, a sport evolved from rock climbing, involves ascending ice formations such as cliffs and rock slabs covered in ice, ice falls and frozen waterfalls.
The ice can be divided into two categories for climbing; alpine ice and water ice. Alpine ice climbing usually involves mountainous environments with the aim being to reach the summit. Alternatively, water ice is found mainly on cliffs or areas beneath water flow. Whilst alpine ice is created from frozen precipitation, water ice is frozen liquid flow and is generally more technically challenging.