38-year-old Slovak hiker Tomas Nanuk made a short video of him and his friends walking across the crystal clear ice of an incredible frozen lake while hiking up Slovakia’s High Tatras mountain range. Showing hikers who look like they’re walking on thin air, the video, titled “Walking on beautiful clean ice in Slovakian Mountains,” was posted on YouTube last week. Reeko’s included a few screen shots from the video in the pictorial below.
It is believed the hikers were crossing the Velke Hincovo Pleso lake. One Slovakian explained that the unusual clear condition of the ice is created when temperatures fall from being relatively mild to very cold very quickly. With no recent snows, the ice being relatively thin, and the shallow depth of the lake, the frozen surface of the lake is crystal clear allowing perfect views of the rocky lake bottom.
Velke Hincovo Pleso is located 1944 metres, or 6,300 feet, above sea level in Mengusovska Dolina, under the Koprovsky Stit Mountain. The lake is 53.7 metres, or 176 feet, at its deepest point, making it the biggest and the deepest in Slovakia.