A modern adventure with an old fashioned taste !
Close the the Arctic Cercle, in the middle of nowhere, we’re here to dig out a cave.. We were called in for this job as we are amongst the few traditionel diggers who don’t use mechanical tools, explosives or other methods thus garanteeing a non polluting construction site (except the sweat..).
The Spitzberg is a protected area,so to minimilise pollution we travelled to the site on dogsled, an hour of mushing a day !
The site started in spring 2007, the first part was digging out a 30m tunnel and the then a 4m diameter room all at 10m under the glacier of Foxfona.
Spring 2008, we continued the site, another gallery and a room with alcoves according to the plans.