Ice climbers, like social climbers, must choose their outfits carefully, stab frigid obstacles in the back, and ruthlessly claw their way to the top — even if that involves renting out a personal helicopter. Gain exclusive access to an icy apex with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-day ice-climbing trip with equipment included from Apex Adventure Alliance (up to a $120 value). Apex Adventure Alliance sponsors year-round outdoor events from local ski trips to trail treks in Kenya. Today's Groupon nets buyers a spot on an ice-climbing trip led by one of Apex's nationally certified guides in either Governor Dodge State Park in southwestern Wisconsin or Starved Rock in Illinois, the outfit's main climbing locations. Adrenaline junkies scale frozen waterfalls up to 150-feet tall using ice axes and spiked shoes, while donning a protective helmet and goggles as well as optional protective leg gear. As in rock climbing or competitive squirrel racing, a strong rope anchored to the top of the cliff catches climbers in the event of a misstep, and the belayers beneath wear helmets to protect themselves from falling ice, ensuring the safety of all participants.
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