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NATURE'S BEAUTY

Incredible ice formations found in B.C. cave


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Thursday, December 13, 2018, 5:30 PM - Weather Network reporter Kyle Brittain was exploring a remote cave in Kootenay, B.C. when he stumbled upon an incredible trove of icicles.

The largest inverted icicles in the cave are up to 6 feet tall, Brittain says.

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"The cave has both regular and inverted icicles, as well as hoar frost crystals that adorn the roof," he adds.

"Slow seepage from the ground above provides slow dripping, which accumulates and builds upward, uninterrupted due to the lack of wind."

These conditions make an ideal environment for hoar frost crystal formation.

The end result is other-worldly.


Kootenay National Park is a renowned tourist destination, famous for its icy mountains, hot springs and waterfalls.

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