Pic of the week: An icy spectacle as Peak District waterfall freezes

A climber marvels at icicles forming columns of ice as the whole of a 30 metre waterfall freezes solid.  F Stop Press.  www.fstoppress.com. Tel: +44 (0)1335 418629 +44(0)7765 242650
A climber marvels at icicles forming columns of ice as the whole of a 30 metre waterfall freezes solid. F Stop Press. www.fstoppress.com. Tel: +44 (0)1335 418629 +44(0)7765 242650
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These wonderful icicles were formed when the whole of a 30-metre waterfall froze solid.

At 2,087 ft the cascade – known as Kinder Downfall – is the tallest waterfall in the Peak District and blows uphill in strong winds, resulting in a cloud of spray that can be seen from several miles away.

Climbers braved the cold to marvel at the banks of icicles.

In the winter the waterfall is in full spate but in the summer it is little more than a trickle.

n Picture: Rod Kirkpatrick.