Paradise Ice Caves

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Paradise Ice Cave)
Jump to: navigation, search

The Paradise Ice Caves (also known as the Paradise Glacier Caves) were a system of interconnected glacier caves located within Mount Rainier's Paradise Glacier in the United States. These glacier caves were visited and documented at least as early as 1908.[1] They have a varied natural history, as their size and even existence has changed over time, from a maximum surveyed length of 13.25 kilometers in 1978, to not existing at all during both the 1940s and 1990s[2] due to glacial recession. In 1978 they were the longest mapped system of glacier caves in the world.[3]


  1. ^ Caving International magazine, No. 4, p 31
  2. ^ Caving International magazine, No. 4, p 32 - 33
  3. ^ "Thin Ice - Exploring Mount Hood's Glacier Caves". Retrieved 2013-10-07. 

External links[edit]