Astonishing pictures show death-defying ice climber tackling frozen cave in France

Posted: November 1, 2013 by kirisyko in Climbing, Ice Climbing
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These incredible photographs show a daredevil tackling an ascent even the hardiest of climber would baulk at – an ice cavern

Tim Emmett, 32, delved into the 130ft deep cave, which have walls towering to 33ft high.

He was joined by photographer Jonathan Griffith, 30, for their trip to the Mer de Glace glacier, in Chamonix, France.

Mr Emmett is a rock and ice climber, base jumper, wingsuit flyer, surfer, skier, snowboarder, inspirational speaker and stuntman who travels the world undertaking extreme challenges.

Action man: Tim Emmett, 32, is pictured climbing the Mer de Glace Glacier, in Chamonix, France. He braved stark overhangs and extreme cold during the ascentAction man: Tim Emmett, 32, is pictured climbing the Mer de Glace Glacier, in Chamonix, France. He braved stark overhangs and extreme cold during the ascent

 

Fearless: Mr Emmett hangs suspended under the ice during his perilous climb. It is the latest in a long line of perilous adventures he has undertakenFearless: Mr Emmett hangs suspended under the ice during his perilous climb. It is the latest in a long line of perilous adventures he has undertaken

Mr Griffith, who lives in Charmonix, said: ‘It’s pretty chilly and quite surreal. The ice is incredibly clear and looks like it has been polished because it’s so smooth.

‘There is no sun – just a very cold mass of trapped air. It makes a change to normal ice climbing.’

He added: ‘It was pretty noisy because there is a subglacial river that terminates there.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2480800/In-grip-cold-Astonishing-pictures-death-defying-ice-climber-tackling-frozen-cave-France.html#ixzz2jO2aHnEz
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