Winter time brings Iceland to my mind. I’ve been writing about remarkable ice caves in Iceland. Since then, I’ve discovered there is a new sport perfectly suited for these caves – ice climbing. It requires strength and technique of a sport climber, but it is performed on ice with an ice axe and crampons.
I’ve visited glacier and it is a stunning place. Even on a perfect day, it is still dangerous. It is not recommended to go of track at any point since you can not know where ice and snow is sleekly and if it is going to collapse. On a perfect day, with no desire to get in trouble, it is still necessary to wear belt and ice axe and, of course, crampons because without them there is no way anyone can walk on glacier safely.
Now imagine you are going to enter the ice cave and climb on it’s translucent blue walls. What a trill! And you have to pick your wall wisely. Because, if the ice is not compact enough, and you put your ice screw to an ice wall and it breaks, it will collapse kilograms of ice on you. And, for sure, you will be falling. Choose your cave wisely and enjoy the adrenaline!