HYDROSPEEDING ON THE ALETSCH GLACIER IN SWITZERLAND




Hydrospeeding or river boarding is a pretty cool form of extreme sports where you glide on a rigid foam board down on the glacier melt waters

There are two major dangers when sliding head first through glacial runoff. First, the water you are rushing down eventually flows into a deep crevasse. Second, glacial lakes that feed the runoff often overflow during the midday heat, which causes a flood of large ice and debris to crash down the channels. But despite the risks, the sport of hydrospeeding has emerged as a glacial summertime hobby
The Aletsch glacier in Switzerland seems a perfect spot for this new emerging extreme sports

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Photos by David Carlier/Caters News
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