The Nature of Things·Video

In B.C.'s Cody Caves, beautiful 'reverse icicles' grow from the ground up

There’s one place in Canada where ice does strange things when conditions are right

There’s one place in Canada where ice does strange things when conditions are right

These mysterious icicles grow in reverse - Wild Canadian Weather

2 years ago
Duration 1:25
In B.C.’s Cody Caves, ice does strange things, like forming beautiful ‘reverse icicles,’ growing from the ground up

Deep inside the Selkirk Mountains of B.C., there are some icicles that grow like no other. Here, the ice grows from the ground up, forming icicle stalagmites that are both spectacular and mysterious. The phenomenon was captured for the series Wild Canadian Weather

During winter, air currents inside the cave push warmer air up to the ceiling, where water droplets form and drip to the floor below where they freeze instantly. Over time, ice stalagmites appear and rise higher and higher, creating incredible monuments. 

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