The Largest Glacier Calving Event Ever Caught on Camera!

The event shown in the video below has been entered into the 2016 Guiness Book of World Records – and into all other historic records – as the largest glacier calving event to have ever been captured on film. For about three minutes, we watch tier after tier of ice breaking off the parent glacier and crash into the choppy, chunky icy waters below. Where things get truly UNBELIEVABLE is towards the end of the film, when things are put into perspective for us and the true scale of the event is revealed during a presentation of the footage. Absolutely fantastic!

Video Source: “CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed – OFFICIAL VIDEO” uploaded by Exposure Labs to YouTube channel www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU

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6 thoughts on “The Largest Glacier Calving Event Ever Caught on Camera!”

    1. It’s heartening to hear the general population agreeing on the concept of climate change being a real thing and happening right now, (apart from the nutjobs and the greedy) but trying to explain that it’s too late, that we can’t turn back the clock, …

  1. Five years later the glacier has retreated even further. 😦

    All of it was gob-smackingly awesome but the bit where a whole chunk turned completely over…

    in 2014 Mrs Widds and I went to the Athabasca Icefields, on the border between British Columbia and Alberta, and did a tour of a magnificent glacier there. There were no words to describe the feeling of standing on something so ancient and fragile. … In my lifetime it will all be gone.

    1. Hey I’ve been there! I even stayed in the hotel overlooking the Athabasca glacier! Went on a tour of BC and AB with my folks who live in Vancouver. From someone who grew up in South Africa and so doesn’t get to see things like snow-capped peaks and ice fields, it was EXTRA magnificent!

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