This Hiker Explains Why It Is So Dangerous to Walk Underneath Glaciers
YouTuber RJinspire hikes to a glacier to explain just how dangerous they can be.
YouTube traveler RJinspire hiked to a glacier to send a very important message: never walk underneath a glacier. The YouTuber emphasized how many people have even died trying to take pictures underneath the glaciers.
The video follows RJinspire as he hikes up to the glaciers. For the uninitiated, Wikipedia offers a great description of what consists a glacier.
"A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water." ---Wikipedia.
It is because they have been there for centuries that glaciers can be so dangerous when they melt. They are very heavy and can easily kill you as they break away, explains RJinspire while videotaping the glacier in all its glory.
"It looks beautiful but it's deadly," says RJinspire. Well, we are happy we got to see it up close through his video!