Journey of no return to Iran’s death cave

Journey of no return to Iran’s death cave
ID : N-856 Date : 2017/12/22 - 12:02

(Persia Digest) – “Chama” ice cave is one of Iran’s rarest caves so beautiful that it has not yet met its match.

It is located at a distance of 25kms from “Chalguerd” in Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiari Province. It resembles a large passage filled with masses of snow stacked up to a height of 50 meters. The cold weather here means that stalactites and stalagmites are formed here in all seasons throughout the year.

In the dryer, warmer season, the layers of ice are thinner and walking on them inside the cave must be avoided at all costs.

Furthermore, this ice cave is also known as the largest sweet water reservoir of Iran, because a spring runs into a river of cold water from underneath the ice inside the cave which eventually flows into Kuhrang dam.

Unfortunately, not paying attention to warnings about walking too deep inside the cave, further than it is authorized, has led to the death of adventurers. The last of such misfortunes happened to a family of eight from Shiraz who traveled too far deep into the cave and lost two of their members when pieces of ice fell on them from the cave ceiling killing them instantly.


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