It’s winter in Belgium and for once it’s snowing very hard. I took my car too drive too Luc another explorer who I met in 2008 and with who I did most of my adventures so far. The trip with the car too his house is only one hour so it was not that far too drive. Unfortunately it was snowing and freezing really hard and on the last few km’s I almost crashed my car. My car, actually my first car was not in the best condition for driving in this weather. My front wheels started too slip in the middle on the high way. I started too spin and ended 5 cm of the guardrail facing with my car the wrong way. It was only 1 week before I would have my new car and when I started too spin all I was thinking is don’t crash too the guardrail. Seeing cars coming at you when you are facing the wrong way is really scary I can tell u that. I never had an accident with my car so I was really surprised I ended up there facing the wrong way. The only real big accident I faced was when I was young I think I was around 6-7 years old when my father was bringing me too school on a winter day. When driving he always asked me the multiplications to practice a bit when suddenly my fathers wheel hit the side of the road where frozen grass was enough too make the whole car starting too slip when my father was forced too pull over the wheel too the other side. Because of that the car was now going towards the opposite side of the road. On that opposite road a heavy truck was going toward us and my father was forced again too hit the steer and was now going towards a small tree. The car hit the tree and went down a canal and the car flipped over 3 times landing the car with the wheels up inside the water. I didn’t wear a seatbelt and that actually saved my life because of that I could turn around with the car. If I would have wearer a seat belt my head would have smashed the side window. The engine stopped and short after the radio went off and there was a complete silence. My father said he was struggling to get the seat belt off and when he did get it open he fell down to the roof. Because the car was with its nose down and upside down we wear forced to break the back window. As water was already going inside the car we had too hurry. Also it was winter so the water was freezing cold. First my father try too put his back against the back of the front seat and try too slam the back window with his feet. After trying several times we notice that didn’t work at all. A car back window is actually really strong and is really hard too break. We tried several items too slam the window but nothing worked. Until I found a glass milk bottle we had in the car and believe it or not the window broke and we could kick the rest open. Meanwhile several people where already looking on the side of the road when a truck stopped and trow a rope that we could grab too get us trough this muddy water because swimming was no option. The water was ice cold and the water was too muddy too even swim. After getting to the hospital I had to sit in hospital for 5 hours to recover from hypothermia. The accident did affect me a bit and I didn’t want to past that location there for several years. So after getting my car back on the road I reached Luc’s home and from there we had too drive another 3 hours in the snow. Every hill was almost like a huge obstacle. The roads were actualy so slippery we coudn’t even get up a hill and cops had to push us to get on top. When we finally reached our coordinates we only saw one road and a forrest on the left and a forrest on the right. From there we had to search an old train tunnel and on top of that tunnel runs a river. So when it freezes really hard u get huge damocles swords of ice inside the tunnel. The only thing we had to do was find the tunnel go down the steep hill and pray that it froze hard enough. The plan sounded easy but didn’t go as well as we thought it would. First of all the snow made everything 10 times harder. Walking with snow almost reaching your knees is really hard. Second obstacle was the forrest itself there was nothing to navigate good and no point as reference. We walked almost 6 hours in the snow when we saw an old bridge that looked like it had a road/ train road on top of it. We climbed on top of the bridge and follow our path for another 40min when we finally reached our destination. The tunnel was build in 1914. The tunnel itself is 1550 meters long and cost around 700.000€ to build which was a lot in that time. It was the biggest train tunnel in Belgium in that time. The tunnel closed in 1969 when we entered the tunnel u could here the ice breaking up and falling on the ground. The damocles ice swords were amazing, I had literally never seen anything like that. As beautiful as it was it was also super dangerous too take pictures and walk inside it. Not only was the tunnel really unstable but the ice itself could fall straight on your head which would kill u right away I have no idea how much a thing like that would weigh but i’m sure it’s enough too smash your head completely. After taking our pictures the hardest was yet too come finding the car back. We walked to the end of the tunnel and followed that road it was actually shorter and in no time we reached the car. My pants was completely frozen and the walking and stress of things fall around your head took a lot of energy of me but my dream had come true. Finding the secret hidden tunnel of damocles. On our way back home a huge dog jumped in front of our car. We stopped the car and open the back of the car the dog jumped inside and we were planning to take it to the closest police station. The dog was huge and was wet of walking in the snow and in no time the dog jumped from the back to the front of the car making us driving blind. There was no way we could take this wild dog and we stopped and opened the door so the dog could escape again. Just when we do that another car stops thinking that we just dump a dog here. Trying too explain in our best French the guy decides to take the dog with him and bring him to the police station. We went back inside the car and drove back home. In 2012 I went back again to find it even more frozen and in much better pristine condition.