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Living Fire Glacier Cave in Apuseni Mountains, Bihor Mountains

Living Fire Glacier Cave in Apuseni Mountains, Bihor Mountains, Bihor county, Romania

Living Fire Glacier Cave in Apuseni Mountains, Bihor Mountains, Bihor county, Romania

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Living Fire Glacier Cave consists of two halls. In the Great Hall / Sala Mare (Romanian) there is a glacier, the glacier which is the third largest in Romania after the underground glaciers from Scarisoara and Bortig. The Great Hall / Sala Mare has a height of 46 m and a length of 68 m and in the middle shelter this impressive glacier which has a total weight of 25,000 cubic meters of ice rocks. The cave opens at the base of a limestone wall through a low entrance, making access a wooden staircase. then follows a gallery that will driving while in a steep slope to the Great Hall / Sala Mare. Great Hall is partially open vault through a large window. Through this large window along time have fallen tree trunks that were embedded in the underground glacier.

Several groups of stalagmites in the opposite corner of the entrance in the Great Hall / Sala Mare of the Living Fire underground glacier. On this the sunlight reflects around noon, creating a dream image, would be like glacier in fire. The glacier does not melt throughout the year, a phenomenon partly because the open window in the ceiling favors the accumulation of cold air during winter and summer in the absence of a favorable ventilatt keep cold air inside the cavity formed in the cave, allowing to the glacier keeping intact all year long. Small Hall / Sala Mica (Romanian) lies behind stalagmites and accesel is through a gallery. This hall contains also stalagmites.

The cavity of the underground glaciers continue beyond this halls through a short gallery rectilinear, interrupted by a jumper of 6 m (danger of slipping slippy ice on the floor) and closed on a niche upward. The total length of the cave is 165 m.
Access to the cave can be done by car, the forest road Balaleasa-Dry Valley / Seaca Valley, until the forest district from Fortress Valler / Cetatilor Valley, where the movement is on foot (still about 1.5 km).

Living Fire Glacier Cave in Apuseni Mountains, Bihor Mountains, Bihor county, Romania

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