Erebus Ice Tongue Ice Caves
Exploring the Ice Caves of Antarctica
In my work at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, I was fortunate to take a Sea Ice Survival Class. Luckily, my instructor felt adventuresome and instead of conducting boring ice core tests, we climbed to the top of an Antarctic island and explored the Ice Caves of the Erebus Ice Tongue. A photo cannot picture and words cannot describe the beauty that I witnessed. All shades of the color Blue were present. As we sat in awe inside the cave, our instructor asked us all to remain silent. It was the quietest time I have ever experienced. I could literally hear the heartbeat of the person next to me. Truly, an experience of a lifetime!
By Tom Hamann
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