VIDEO: 'Never been this close to dying'
Posted on 24 July 2012
A boat tour of Greenland’s glaciers became a scramble to throttle up and power away from a wave caused by a slab of ice that broke off and slid into the sea.
A tourist with a video camera caught the glacier calving and posted the footage on YouTube.
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"Wow. This is the wildest thing I have ever tried in my life,” the cameraman, identified as Jens Moller, says as the boat speeds away. "I have never been this close to dying before."
The recent incident happened at the Ilulissat Icefjord, a popular tourist destination that’s considered one of the most active glaciers in the world. More than 13.5 square miles of ice is calved off the glacier every year — 10 percent of the production of all Greenland calf ice and more than any other glacier outside Antarctica.