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  The Ice Pillar

Here is a web camera picture of our ice pillar. The picture will be updated every 15 seconds. There is more information about the ice pillar under the picture.

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Heights over the years
The record height so far was reached in 1999. But this year the pillar was almost as tall before we turned off the water.

Year

Height

1995

26.10 m

1996

45.07 m

1997

44.22 m

1998

45.51 m

1999

49.54 m

2000

38.61 m

2001

41.40 m

2002

27.70 m

2003

34.05 m

2004

40.42 m

2005

48.45 m

2006

32.35 m

2007

40,66 m

2008

21,68 m

2009

33,91 m

2010

48,51 m

2011

33,29 m

2012

24,32 m

2013

30,03 m

The History of the Pillar
It was the then municipal park manager, Bengt-Lennart Nordlund, who came up with the idea of "growing" an ice pillar. The first attempt was made in 1994, but it was not until the year after that a pillar was really achieved.
The pillar is created by means of water being pumped up from the river and hosed out on top of the pillar. As the water freezes the pillar will grow.
So far the pillar has not reached the dream height of 50 metres. This is possible, but then a more powerful pump will be needed, which would in turn cost more money.

More Ice Pillars
The Alaskan Alpine Club has published information about our ice pillar and other ice towers and walls. Read more: The Alaskan Alpine Club web site (opens in a new window).


 

 
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