Explorer Snaps Awe-Inspiring Photos Inside the Treacherous Ice Caves of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

By Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
Caters News Agency
September 19, 2021 Updated: October 21, 2021

A dare devil photographer managed to capture some uncanny shots from the inside of an ice cave in Greenland.

Outdoorsman Stephan Fürnrohr, 49, from Kallmünz, Germany, took these pictures while exploring ice caves with a small team after they made their way through the margins of the Greenland ice sheet.

Stephan and his team spent one week exploring the ice caves and set up camp nearby.

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Tent camping out in the elements. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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A dare devil climb down into the cave. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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The crew climbing down into the blue abyss of the ice cave. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Ascending up the ice cave wall. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“My intention is to show the world the previously unseen and insane beauty of nature,” he said.

“I have been addicted to the north for many years, and today the Arctic ice is one of my most important subjects.

“We started in the settlement of Kangerlussuaq, an old U.S. airbase in West Greenland, and entered the ice at the so-called Point 660.

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An ice-laden cave interior. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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Close-up shot of climbing tools on the ice cave wall. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“Our team of four spent one week on the ice cap, where we set up a small camp with a sleeping tent for each of us and a tent for cooking, eating, and hanging out.

“We experienced night temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius—which was quite a challenge.

“The camera equipment had to work in temperatures below minus 30 degrees Celsius and rechargeable batteries will work in very cold environments, but only provide a very small amount of power which meant I had to carry a large number of batteries.

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View from inside the cave. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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The icy interior of the cave. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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The crew, including Stephan on the left with a black jacket. (Courtesy of Caters News)
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The Northern Lights over the icy landscape. (Courtesy of Caters News)

“Suspended from a rope and with a 100-meter-deep ice shaft below you, you have to fully concentrate on your climbing activities.

“Any distraction could cost you your life.”

Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.

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