Choose your cave wisely

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!

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on The Conscious Traveler and commented:
    Here’s something new for the climbers out there! Stark beauty, ice blue, bold spirit!

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  2. That was stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog, reading, and following. 🙂 — Suzanne

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  3. Outstanding video! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. WOW! Now THAT is an adventure!

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  5. balindsey2015 says:

    Stunning photo’s, I think I have left it a little late to start any type of climbing activity but I do appreciate the strength and agility of those who do. Thank you for following my blog, I look forward to visiting your blog more often.

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    1. You are not too late to start climbing. Climbing requires a strength, but it is hard and enjoyable mostly because it is a challenge for the mind. There really is no limit how old you can be and climb. Thanks for the idea, I probably should write a post about that.

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  6. lynelleg says:

    Very interesting! Loved this post, as I recently fell in love with bouldering. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  7. oldpoet56 says:

    Very good article, I am going to reblog this one for you ma’am.

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  8. Called by to leave my thanks for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. Thank you!

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