As soon as you walk into the cave an incredibly strong wind assaults you. The inside was freezing, but after the climb the cold felt pretty good. It was completely black, and if your open flame lamp made it past the windy entry you could use it to illuminate the natural icy wonder around you. I loved that it was dark, instead of a ton of artificial lighting, which would have made it seem too touristy. As our guide led us through the paths he would light long wicks to reveal certain natural ice sculptures. Stalagmites and stalactites grew together in several locations forming giant pillars, and melting and refreezing caverns housed what looked like giant waves of ice. When illuminated the ice glowed eerily. It was quite an experience and an incredible sight.
Aside from the caves, the panoramic scenery from atop the mountain was breathtaking. .