Cool: Guy Takes Stroll Atop World's Deepest Lake With Crystal Clear Ice On Top

January 23, 2019

This is a six-minute video of a man walking around on Lake Baikal (the world's deepest lake) in Siberia while it's got an almost 6-inch sheet of crystal clear ice cover. In his own words while I swish my feet around in the shower and pretend I'm walking on water, but am really just trying to make sure all the pee goes down the drain:

"Walk on the incredibly transparent, crystal clear ice. It felt like I was standing on the water or walking on a very fragile glass. Despite this, I knew it's safe to be there as thickness of ice was about 15cm

I could clearly see the bottom of the lake, stones, fish. All of this made me feel like I was looking into a fairyland, which never existed anywhere apart from dreams. Such a miracle. Iced Baikal is something really extraordinary and mesmerizing"

Obviously, with a max depth of 1,642-meters (5,387-feet), he's not looking at the bottom of the deepest portion of the lake, but some of its much, much shallower waters towards the shore. And speaking of shallow-- "You should never judge a book by its cover." Exactly, especially since *removing book jacket* TA-DA! "It's actually a nudie magazine." Works great everywhere there isn't somebody looking over your shoulder.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Jacoby, who agrees it would have been even more nuts to see a body under that ice.

  • Hugh Manatee

    No fish = no points.

  • Andyman7714

    Who would have thought that vodka freezes like that?

  • Deksam

    I videoed myself jumping on clear ice, back in the mid 90s, the ice did not break. Then I whisked my video camera across the smooth ice on it's own and it traveled about 250 feet while it spins, pretty fun and dizzy to watch.

  • Doog

    Just Siberian Jesus performing another miracle, no big deal

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Well, now we know how Jesus did it! Hear that James Ranei? GW scooped ya again!

  • The_Wretched

    James Randi died in 2013. His ghost is now going around proving the supernatural does not exit.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    What, really? I'm pretty sure I just heard him on a podcast last week, that's what brought him to mind for me....

    Oh, you know what, it was just dumb old Michael Shermer :(

    Hear that Michael Shermer, GW scooped you again!

    Nah, doesn't have the same ring to it. Smh

  • Adibobea9

    It's so deep you can see the curvature of the earth…;)

  • Doog

    Impossible! Everyone knows the Earth is flat. Wake up sheeple the Illuminati is poisoning your mind with this spherical Earth nonsense.


  • Deksam

    So what is the benefit and point of making everyone think they are not on the planet they think they are???
    Round or flat, my day is the same regardless of what any one believes it is.

  • Jenness

    That really would be an incredible experience in person but so glad we have the tech to share something so magical with everyone.

  • GeneralDisorder

    As much as I'd love to walk out on clear ice like that I feel like at some point I'd have a meltdown and just panic and freeze (first figuratively, then literally).

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