Ice Diving Lake Klöntal

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 58 photos.

Winter Landscape: A wonderful snowy winter landscape in the Klöntal Valley. On the ice of the frozen lake one can see a few small black ants doing digging and ice cutting work for he upcoming ice diving event. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:43:32

Working on Ice: While cutting a hole into the ice on a lake one has to secure the worker with a rope. Just in case he slips and falls into the hole or the ice breaks. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 10:50:54

Markings on Ice: A circle around the hole with spokes are helping for orientation under water in case a diver looses the rope. DiveZone ece diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:09:57

Diving Stuff: The diving equipment is lying on a blanket on the ice. One has to take care that the regulaters do not get in contact with snow or ice. The regulator may freeze. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:12:06

Sawing Works: The master of sawing at work, secured with a rope. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:13:14

Sawing a Hole: The chef and his sous-chef are monitoring the sawing worker kept on a lead. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:14:40

Getting out Iceblocks: Pulling out ice blocks from the hole using a pick. In the early days when fridges were not invented, the ice blocks were sold for cooling. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 35 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:15:23

Three Men on a Icehole: Before one can go ice diving, one has to cut a hole in the ice. A triangular shape is the best for getting in and out of the water. Due to the mild winter the ice was only 20-30 centimeters thick. Only half of it was black ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:17:05

The Man with the Chainsaw: The man with the chainsaw is kept on a lead for safety reasons. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:17:34

Snow Shoveling: Around the hole a circle with spokes leading to the hole must be shoveled into the snow. These are useful for the divers for orientation and finding he way back to the hole in case they loose the rope. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:18:21

Working on the Hole: Removing the latest sheets of ice or pushing it below the edge. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 62 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:20:14

We've done it!: The hole is finished. May the ice diving begin. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 56 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:22:44

Cuddling on Ice: Happy feelings after hours hof work cutting a hole into the ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:24:03

Hole in the Lake: The hypothenuse of this triangle is not quite straight. Now one just needs a fishing rod and a bottle of Vodka. There are no fish that could bite here. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:30:38

Carrying Stuff: The only sporty activty when diving is to carry all the gear. It would be so relaxing otherwise. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:35:01

Getting Dive Equipment: Just bought a multipack of tea lights at IKEA to keep warm feet. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:37:18

Preparations on the Waterhole: Who the hell put that rope into the box? Full of loops and knots. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:41:04

Sun between Summits: The sun is greeting us for a few minutes while it is looking through the fog between two mountain summits. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:50:54

Sun in the Mist: The sun is greeting us for a few minutes while it is looking through the fog between two mountain summits. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 52 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:52:02

Put on Drysuit: Ice divers are tough people ... but only with a dry suit. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/250 s, F/8.0, 48 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:52:09

Frozen Lake Klöntal: Although Lake Klöntal is only about 850 meters above sea level, it freezes often because it doesn't get sunlight during the winter months. It's easy to access and therefore suitable for ice diving. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:56:06

Carrying more Stuff: Diving would be so relaxing if there wasn't all the stuff that's needed. That's the real sport. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:57:53

Hockeyplayer: Okay, a hockey stick isn't really necessary for ice diving, unless you want to play hockey upside down under the ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 11:59:02

Old Icehole: That's an old ice diving hole. It's no longer safe to use because the ice has molten due to the warm exhaled breathing air of the divers. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:08:18

Rubberducks on Ice: Colorful rubber ducks are swimming on a black and white frozen lake. Soon they will be used for an upside down hockey game. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/320 s, F/9.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:13:05

Unfrozen Icediver: Everyone has to carry its dive gear on the ice to the previously cut hole DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/400 s, F/10.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:15:00

Even more unfrozen Icedivers: Everyone has to carry its dive gear on the ice to the previously cut hole DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:17:33

Dive Sherpas: In summertime the path from the car to the shore is mostly shorter. Everyone has to carry its dive gear on the ice to the previously cut hole DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/11.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:18:11

Divers on a Lead: Ice divers and dogs must be kept on a lead. Without it you might not find the way back to the hole. There's not enough air in your tank to wait for spring. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/5000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:27:11

Icediver on the Hole: Who goes in first? I know who gets out last :-) DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/5000 s, F/2.8, 42 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:29:26

Icebirds: Hurry on before the ice hole freezes again. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/4000 s, F/2.8, 50 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:30:51

Pylon: Thy pylons should be used for marking the hole and not as a hat. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/5000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:31:39

Shoveling Ice: There is still a bit ice swimming on the hole. Let's shovel it away or the water might get too cold. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/4000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:34:03

Cold Feet: Just hop into the water. Usually the water is warmer than the air. The coldest part of ice diving is to wait on the cold ice for the next diving slot. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/5000 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:36:09

Put on Fins: Might there be a slight current or not? Do we need fins? DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/3200 s, F/2.8, 42 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:36:39

Breating Air: Mental preparation before ice diving. The feeling under ice is quite different than in open water. One can't get up everywhere and everytime. Some need to get used to this. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/4000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:37:00

Frog Diver: You don't believe it: Kermit the frog on this divers tank has an SSI ice diver certification. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/3200 s, F/2.8, 60 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:37:09

This way!: The dive master points to the direction where everyone has to dive along. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:39:13

Descending: Is everything okay? So then let's go diving. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2500 s, F/2.8, 48 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:40:48

Dive down: And down it goes. See you soon. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:40:52

Good Air!: Is everything ready to go diving? DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:42:45

Unconscious Diver: No, this diver is not unconscious. He just had too little weight. That's all. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/1600 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:43:45

Frog Diver: One can see the frog diver through the surface of the water. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/500 s, F/2.8, 56 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:51:23

Whirlpool: Relaxing, just like in a hot tub. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:53:42

Dive Down again: And down it goes! Usually the water is warmer than the air. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/1250 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:56:36

Exhausted: Hee looks exhausted after six dives under the ice, but it was not enough for him, the frog man diver. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/1600 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:57:59

Diver on Icehole: WHo comes out first and who gets in next? DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/3200 s, F/2.8, 34 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:59:18

Three men on a rope: Preparations for the upcoming rescue drill where they pull up the dive group all together. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/6400 s, F/2.8, 28 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:05:28

Rescue Exercise: The first diver is pulled out of water during this rescue exercise. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/5.0, 62 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:07:47

Three divers on an Icehole: The rope master is holding the security rope and keeps contact with the dive group under the ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/4000 s, F/2.8, 34 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:12:46

No Fins: Why using fins? There's no current and it's easier for walking upside down on the ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/800 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:15:41

Two divers in an Icehole: Two divers just have finished their dive and are looking through the hole in the ice. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:16:32

Diver in Icehole: DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/1600 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:17:28

Get out: Getting in is sometimes easier than getting out. The triangular shaped hole has tighter angled corners, which are helping for getting out. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:17:59

Photographer: The scubarazzi is taking pictures. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/640 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:18:16

Rescue Exercise: And another rescue exercise where all the divers were pulled out of the water. Nikon D3, 1/1000 s, F/5.0, 70 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:25:24

Sunbathing: Five drinks with no ice please. We have enough ice. An infrared radiator on the ice would be a nice idea for the waiting phase while ice diving. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/4000 s, F/2.8, 52 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:26:50

Entrance: Let's jump into the water. DiveZone ice diving event, Lake Klöntal. Nikon D3, 1/2000 s, F/2.8, 48 mm, ISO 200, Saturday, March 1, 2014 13:42:16