Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World – GC108G08 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – September 27, 2012

Inside the world of the ice giants

Pack warm clothes and get ready to climb a lot of stairs, because we’re headed into the tunnels of an ice cave to log this Geocache of the Week.

Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World (GC108G08) is a difficulty 2, terrain 3.5 EarthCache located 25 miles (40km) south of Salzburg, Austria.

The ice cave is only accessible six months out of the year. Yet, more than 600 geocachers from 56 countries have managed to log this cache and share over 850 incredible pictures.

As the name suggests, Eisriesenwelt – Giant Ice World is gigantic. In fact, it is the largest ice cave in the world. The cave is millions of years old and extends more than 26 miles (42km).

A long walk to the cave entrance

This EarthCache was created by Mountain Ninja in January of 2008 and quickly became one of the most “Favorited” caches in Austria. Its already racked up 116 Favorite Points. Mountain Ninja owns a number of EarthCaches across Austria, all worth exploring.

As one geocacher put it, “This place is quite the gem! The cave is definitely worth seeing and experiencing. This huge cave is filled with beautiful ice sculptures, ice tunnels, and frozen lakes. This is my second EarthCache, created by Mountain Ninja. I also took the liberty of exploring the Saltmine Dürrenberg during my visit to Austria. Great way to explore the country and do what I love – geocaching!”

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to pr@groundspeak.com.

View from inside the cave