Snezna jama (Snow Cave)

Snezna jama (Snow Cave)

The first hall in Snezna jama (Snow Cave). We are standing on a more than 15 meters deep layer of ice - an ex frozen lake. These pillars are of about the same height! August 19th, 2006.
Vid Pogachnik
on Aug 20, 2006 12:32 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 217382


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Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 21, 2006 1:01 pm - Voted 10/10


Nature always has a new trick to amaze, doesn't she? --mark d.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Aug 21, 2006 1:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Amazing!

Yes, indeed. These ice columns are more or less permanent, but they say that there are also times when they melt. I don't know why, but the average temperature in this hall is lowering in recent years.
Thanks for visiting!


Lupino - Aug 28, 2006 9:02 am - Voted 10/10


Very interesting picture and curious phenomenon.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Aug 28, 2006 4:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Congratulation

Thanks, Paolo. I thought this ice is the only attraction of this cave, but was surprised with its stalaktites and stalagmites too.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Aug 28, 2006 4:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Spectacular!

There are many ice caves in the northern Austria, in Tennengebirge and Dachstein. I guess there must be just appropriate temperature in order that water can flow and later freeze. Klaus (Wuedesau) is professor for this :-)

Erik Beeler

Erik Beeler - Dec 5, 2006 4:43 pm - Voted 10/10

Just Begging...

to be climbed. ;) Nice picture.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Dec 8, 2006 3:18 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just Begging...


Mountainman 69

Mountainman 69 - Feb 27, 2007 11:50 am - Voted 10/10


One can be endlessly astonished about the grace of nature. Thanks for that pic, man.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Feb 27, 2007 2:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow...

You're welcome :)

Rafa Bartolome

Rafa Bartolome - Mar 18, 2007 8:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Ice caves

I love the ice columns. If you like it, in the page of Peña Blanca you had interesting images of the Ice Cave of Lecherines as well: Peña Blanca's Gallery.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Mar 18, 2007 9:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Ice caves

Aha. Very interesting! - Mar 20, 2007 10:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Would be...

...any ice climber paradise...! but I imagine is somewhat forbidden.. Great Shot!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Mar 22, 2007 7:26 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Would be...

Yes, it's one rare such example in Slovenia.


EricChu - Nov 6, 2009 12:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Absolutely amazing!

No words!!

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Nov 6, 2009 5:25 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Absolutely amazing!



JoelSkok - May 30, 2012 7:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Milky ice

I am surprised to see this color, perhaps a component of the ice is a dissolved mineral like calcium, in the water. Very impressive picture, glad I stumbled upon your gallery. How do you say it? pecina? Does that mean cave in Slovenian? My grandfather was from near Bled. Pleased to meet you, I will look at more of your pictures now.

Vid Pogachnik

Vid Pogachnik - Jun 1, 2012 9:29 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Milky ice

Hi, Joel!

Well, the colour of ice may be also a bit distorted, because the picture was taken in artificial light (I don't remember, probably also with a flash). But some minerals certainly are dissolved in the ice, even if this feature is quite close to the surface, so not deep underground.

It's interesting to know that your descendants are from near Bled! Then may be once you have a chance to come over the pond;)

'Pecina' is more Serbian or Croatian. In Slovenian 'pecina' means a 'crag'. A 'cave' would be 'jama'.

Thank you for all kind words and wisits of my pages!

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