Five Of The World’s Most Intricate Ice Caves

Published March 1, 2012
Updated September 25, 2018

Mount Erebus Ice Caves, Antarctica

Mount Erebus Ice Caves Antarctica

Mount Erebus houses numerous ice caves that are the mystifying results of the Erebus volcano’s hot gases. The volcanic gases travel up through the cracks in the rock and seep into the summit of the mountain, where they eventually form an intricate system of ice caves.

Rather rococo, each ice cave room is covered in hexagonal ice crystals and ice particles that hang from the ceiling.

Intricate Ice Caves Mount Erebus

Mount Erebus

Mount Erebus Antarctic

If you enjoyed seeing these incredible ice caves, be sure to see All That Is Interesting’s articles on the most surreal places in the world and New Zealand’s iridescent caves!

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Mamta Bhatt
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Savannah Cox
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Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Bhatt, Mamta. "Five Of The World’s Most Intricate Ice Caves." AllThatsInteresting.com, March 1, 2012, https://allthatsinteresting.com/intricate-ice-caves. Accessed May 29, 2024.