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Re-exploring The South Pole Ice Tunnels

A week or two ago, I discovered the frozen, hoth-like wonderland of the South Pole Ice Tunnels. I wrote about it here: Freezing in the South Pole Ice Tunnels

Now, as if one hour in a -60F tunnel of solid ice wasn’t enough, I’ve gone down again to do a bit more exploring. Photos from round 2:

At -60F and solid ice, this is not a place you’d want to get lost in.

2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2

Luckily, there are a couple of escape hatches.

2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2


And shrines. Shrines everywhere. Over the years, people wishing to commemorate certain things have gone down to the ice tunnels, hacked away at the ice to make small alcoves, and left their mark. Here are a few of the more interesting ones..

2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2
2012-12-01 Ice Tunnels 2

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