The Big Magazine Staff
Chilling Moment Two Ice Climbers Are Plunged Into North Pole Waters When Iceberg Flips Over
September 25, 2020
Arctic explorers Mike Horn and Fred Roux were scaling an iceberg when it unexpectedly flipped over, nearly crushing the men and plunging them both into icy waters.
The YouTube video of the ice climbers’ near death experience has gone viral with over 3.8 million views. Luckily, both men survived. The video was posted by Horn who is self proclaimed as the "world’s greatest modern day explorer" for the past 30 years. The men are part of a team of explorers who were sailing around Svalbard in the Arctic circle between mainland Norway and the North Pole.
In the video, the two ice climbers begin scaling the iceberg using ice picks and gear. As the boat pulls away, the iceberg slowly tilts, tipping Horn and Roux as they climb. As the iceberg gains momentum in tipping, the men attempt to climb faster to save themselves before being plunged into minus two degree waters.
Mike Horn and Fred Roux were climbing an iceberg when it unexpectedly flipped over, nearly crushing the men and plunging them both into icy waters. Photo: YouTube
Horn claims they were saved by a wave that swept the two men to the side of the iceberg instead of being crushed by it or sucked under.
The two arctic explorers were saved by a wave that swept them to the side of the iceberg instead of being crushed by it. Photo: YouTube