Terrifying iceberg collapse caught on camera


It’s called Iceberg Alley, and taking boat tours of the “10,000-year-old glacial giants” is promoted by the Newfoundland tourist board.


Iceberg Alley

But a Newfoundland native got more than she bargained for last week when she and her husband went out in a boat and got “between 100 and 150 feet” of an iceberg, she tells CBC News.

Wanda Stead was holding a camera and caught the moment the iceberg, shaped like Mother Nature’s triumphal arch, started to crumble in the Bay of Exploits. In seconds, the arch is gone and a wave is formed by the fall of the giant chunks of ice.

“I think my heart came up, and I swallowed it. I was petrified,” she says.

In her video, her voice betrays her fear.

“Run, Rick! Go! Go!” she yells in panic to her husband, who pulls their boat away.


The location of the Bay of Exploits via Google Maps.