Why this is the Geocache of the Week:
EarthCaches not only bring us to amazing places, they also teach us about the processes that shape our planet. If you’re looking for an especially ‘cool’ EarthCache to find and earn your International EarthCache Day Souvenir on October 12, the ice caves near Salzburg, Austria should be high on your list. These caves even made Buzzfeed’s list of “19 Surreal Caves You Won’t Actually Believe Exist“. But beware: This EarthCache isn’t for the faint of heart. Geocachers must climb 134 meters worth of stairs and endure below-freezing temperatures. One look at the photos though and you can see that earning this smiley is worth it.
What geocachers are saying:
“This cave really is an amazing experience – but warm clothing is really required. Luckily we came prepared One of the advantages by arriving early is that you will be passing the clouds on your way up, and at the cave you are above the clouds. Looking just like from an airplane On the way down (take the panorama route down!) the clouds had dissipated and the most amazing view lay open for us! Thanks for placing a cache at the amazing location” – msi911
“Spectacular caves. Highly recommended visit. TFTC” – robib
“Since we are camping in this area of Austria, this wonder of nature can not be missed. What a great visit.” – JapieD
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