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Monday, April 21, 2014

Ice caves in the Icelandic glacier

In addition to my fear of heights, I'm also claustrophobic. The whole idea of a cave makes me nervous, never mind the fact that it is in a constantly-moving mass of ice and volcanic debris.
Needless to say, my intrepid photographer didn't have me along to help him when his glacier-climbing took him into the depths of an ice cave. He got some good shots of other members of his tour group, though.






Coming up out of the cave looks like science fiction, however, when you're wearing crampons. This young man makes it look easy.

Photos by Richard Schear, March/April, 2014

Sharing via Yamini's Less Speak More Peek


6 comments:

manicddaily said...

Whoa! Amazing! Thanks. (I'd be scared too.)

k.

Tammy said...

I hate heights and small spaces, too, but that's why photographs are so magical! And speaking of magical, great illusion in that last one. The guy looks like he's hovering!

Mama Zen said...

I'm claustrophobic, too. Yikes!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Hmmmm, not all that keen on the idea of that either I admit, but seeing the photos is always fascinating...and has he got air jets in those boots??!! Thanks for linking. YAM xx

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! Fantastic photos!! I would love an adventure like that!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have so much fun. At least we're going to B.C. soon!