Only A Sheet Of Ice Protects You From Falling 300 Metres Down This Abyss

Only a sheet of ice protects you from falling 1000 feet down this abyss

Photographer Aaron Huey, who is on assignment for National Geographic, recently shared a picture of a frighteningly deep hole on the Lower Ruth Glacier. The only thing stopping people from plummeting down the 304.8m drop into the ground is a sheet of ice. One crack, though.

Huey wrote:

Staring down what could be a 1,000ft deep worm hole through the blue ice of the Lower #RuthGlacier. I was never afraid of the ones full of water, they'd just be cold, but some had no water and it was easy to imagine a long slide to an icy death. #yikes (on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark)

You can follow Aaron Huey on his website and fantastic Instagram. Read more about his Alaskan adventure here.