By Joe McFarlane
An adventurous and experienced climber tested himself by scaling a dangerous frozen waterfall in picturesque surroundings.
Experienced climber Gytis Burauskas travelled from his hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania, to the beautiful snow-capped Aosta valley, near Cogne, Italy, to tackle the steep ice.
Though picturesque and beautiful, the frozen waterfalls can be extremely dangerous if not treated with caution and respect.
Gytis said: “Ice climbing is a dangerous activity and there’s always risk involved.
“It can be falling ice, your own mistake, other climbers, or unpredictable weather. However, we are cautious and take safety measures.
“Ice climbing is highly dependent on weather conditions and the nature of ice. On a cold day, even an easy grade can require a lot of effort to climb the hard ice.
“I enjoy nature and unusual, extreme activities. They make me feel alive and also allows me to explore wonders of nature and places that are not so easy to access.”