The ice cave experience

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Kamil Tamiola

Deep, blue and cold. The frightening experience of climbing inside an ice cave on the north face of alpine summit at 3800 m above sea level is very difficult to describe in words. Especially in summer, when all the glacial ice melts making the place for completely new formations. You need to stay focused, pay attention to every single move and commit yourself entirely to this climb. The reward?! An amazing experience of climbing something pure and truly unique.

Location: Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix, Haute Savoye, France

 

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