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ce cave discovery
(Let me tell you a real story of PAIN & GAIN) please read and share it....

Special thanks to Local Guide of Vatnajokul...
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ce cave discovery
(Let me tell you a real story of PAIN & GAIN) please read and share it....

Special thanks to Local Guide of Vatnajokull for this adventure.

My passion for ice caves started back in 2013 and since then dreaming about it. In 2016 I visited one but wasn't happy and unsatisfied so I planned again in 2018 during my trip to Iceland..

In September 2018 I had an accident and it ended up with SLIP DISK, suggested by doctors not to carry extra weight and do regular exercises to avoid more pain. In despite of all this I planned my SCANDIVIAN ADVENTURE for 3 weeks with full of camera equipments load and weight. I think I am born stubborn.. the ice cave dream was pending since 2 years so this time I was recommended by a friend to book it from " LOCAL GUIDE OF VATNAJOKUL" which is specialised in ICE cave tours..

On the day of tour, I started early morning with cold weather and rain, we met our guide at jokursarlon beach and started the adventure. I was worried and little scared beavuse of my slip disk problem and carrying 12kgs of camera bag on my shoulder which wasn't a good idea and not recommended by my doctor but I was stubborn and really wanted nothing to come in between my passion and dream..

We hiked Almost 2hrs on the GLACIER with crampons to reach to our first cave, it was really a good hike and tiring for me because of my heavy CAMERA BAG, in first 15 minutes i felt the pain in my back and realised that it would be the most challenging anf toughest walk for me.. after 2hrs finally we reached to the firsr CAVE it was really huge and amazing I was happy and surprised and sad at the same time because weather wasn't really good and lighting inside the cave wasn't really preferable.. my back and legs were paining a lot but I put that feeling aside and started studying the cave to make the best and good composition.. after few trial I had realised that I put myself into a bad situation, it was really cold inside the cave and it was really painful for my back and legs.. I was really crying inside me but didn't show up to anyone around me.. I just kept myself busy in taking photos and enduring the pain till I fall or collapse.. I was stupid and reckless.. from the first cave I didn't get anything extraordinary, really disappointed and sad but still didn't loose the hope because it wasn't over.

I came out then moved forward towards the other one and there i saw the MAGIC "BOOM" I saw it. The one that I wanted to see since many years.... I was happy and now the eyes getting wet for happiness and joy.. I made this photo as " selfie" clicked with remote. I placed myself inside that beauty to show the reality of it and yes DREAM COME TRUE. Might it takes time or sacrifices but it will happen if you believe in it... sometime being RECKLESS is the only way... I hope you like that story of PAIN & GAIN... please share it ..

Exif- nikond850 + tamron 15-30 + sirui2004xl tripod

F-14 ISO - 50 1-2seconds


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Andyidd54
 
Andyidd54 Jan 18
Awesome
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nakul Jan 22
thanks
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emydelema Jan 28
Good for you. Great picture!

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