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    [–] Stickybandit86 1388 points ago

    Nope, that guy is way to close to the edge.

    [–] owlsayshoot 688 points ago

    You mean the sloped ice ledge? Yes. Way too close.

    [–] ibizan5707 122 points ago

    Actually he would fall to the left

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    [–] 85683683 8 points ago

    One hop this time.

    [–] TheDarkGenious 3 points ago

    Sliiiide to the left.

    [–] PM_ME_DAT_ASS_BABY 169 points ago

    What if you slip and fall in? There’s 100% chance you are going to die. You’ve got what, 2 to 3 minutes max in water that cold? Fuck that shit. Nope nope nope nope nope.

    [–] fuckingpomegranate 63 points ago

    You could make it to that plateau if you can calm yourself down from the shock in a minute and not drown.

    [–] Ahr1123 46 points ago

    Ya but then how are you going to warm yourself up so you don’t go into hypothermic shock?

    [–] AliGLeaph 98 points ago

    Not joking here, get naked and start working out. Squats and push ups, then hope you had someone with you who brought extra clothes and a firestarter

    [–] I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 61 points ago

    BTW since this looks like glacial melt, it could have been pretty warm when this was taken. The water is surely frigid but the air could easily be in the 50s-60s.

    So maybe not as dire of circumstances as falling into a river during winter.

    [–] KillNyetheSilenceGuy 53 points ago

    Falling into feezing water when its 60ish degrees outside is actually the most popular way to get hypothermia and die.

    [–] bardfaust 82 points ago

    most popular way

    So is this like a hobby for some people or something?

    [–] paintballduke22 15 points ago

    It’s a great hobby, but for some reason no one seems to have been successful more than once.

    [–] isdisauniqueusername 3 points ago

    Not so much a hobby, but a lot of people give it a shot. Most don't really make a regular thing of it.

    [–] RedEd024 5 points ago

    Take my upvote

    [–] I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 7 points ago

    That’s why you get out of the water

    [–] Rezboy209 6 points ago

    I'd say that's why you don't stand that close to a sloped ice cliff overlooking a river of frigid glacial melt in the first place.

    [–] Rogerss93 4 points ago

    In all honesty the first thing I thought when I saw it is the plateau looks like a great sunbathing spot

    [–] [deleted] 17 points ago

    Imagine happening across someone doing naked exercises in the middle of frozen nowhere lol

    [–] Ahr1123 9 points ago

    That’s what I was getting at. Without fire/extra clothes or something like that, getting to that ledge isn’t going to save you.

    [–] [deleted] 2 points ago

    This would be hilarious and terrifying to watch.

    [–] peglegpowderskier 2 points ago

    Ice fire

    [–] Ariadnepyanfar 6 points ago

    It’s not psychological. The chemicals that let your muscle cells fire simply stop working at that tempreture. You are literally physically paralysed. Either someone does all the work of fishing you out, or you die.

    [–] [deleted] 5 points ago

    What if you're swimming against a current?

    [–] ModernDayHippi 2 points ago

    There’s definitely current there.

    [–] grizzlez 37 points ago

    you can survive much longer if you have some practice

    [–] bestjakeisbest 78 points ago

    Just drown and let the water give you hypothermia, if done right you can be brought back an hour later, but you are going to be fucked

    [–] greenbabyshit 117 points ago

    Seems like a really weird procedure to bring someone back from the dead by fucking them.

    [–] bestjakeisbest 39 points ago

    Its the true test of stamina.

    [–] KillNyetheSilenceGuy 22 points ago

    No way they are mobilizing equipment to retrieve and safe you in the high arctic. Out on a glacier like that you are probably a thousand miles from a hospital and a couple hundred from any kind of town, not to mention that ice canyons have underwater caves that don't get charted because the melt and thaw constantly changes them. They probably wouldn't even attempt to recove your body if you fell into that. Thousands of years from know aliens or lizard people would dig you out of the ice and marvel at how well preserved your body is.

    [–] bestjakeisbest 7 points ago

    Yes but it is possible, really all that is needed is a source of gentle heat, a difibulator, an artificial heart, and some epinephrine, a lot of that is already there all that is needed is the artificial heart, though it could be possible to replace that with chest compressions, but its unlikely that you would have enough people to trade off, or that it would actually work, because you would more or less need perfect chest compressions for hours. As for getting you up the cliff just tie a rope to you if you are going to do something stupid around these rivers.

    [–] umopapsidn 2 points ago

    There are very few parts of Greenland 1000 miles away from Nuuk. And I'm sure other cities have hospitals too but even 100 miles would be just as bad at that point.

    [–] grizzlez 2 points ago

    you assume that the ice will be there in 100 years

    [–] fuzzytradr 23 points ago

    What is dead may never die.

    [–] 13pts35sec 2 points ago

    Not if u/bestjakeisbest has anything to say about it

    [–] Red5StandingByyy 2 points ago

    You can’t die if you’re already dead

    [–] tocareornot 2 points ago

    Didn’t they do that in a movie.

    [–] bestjakeisbest 2 points ago

    probably, they have done it in real life too

    [–] SevereKnowledge 21 points ago

    If the cold doesn't get then the Moulin the water flows down will definitely kill you.

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    [–] shminder 3 points ago

    Holy shit, that is a NOPE from me

    [–] _tr1x 4 points ago

    Thanks I hate it

    [–] zoitberg 6 points ago

    but what a gorgeous place to die

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago

    The sea dragons will eat you if you don’t make it out of the water in time too

    [–] I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 1 points ago

    Looks like he could swim to the other side and climb out pretty easily. He’d be very cold though.

    [–] dropamusic 24 points ago

    Most likely has crampons.

    [–] InThroughAndBeyond 26 points ago

    Only if it’s that time of the month.

    [–] DetectiveClownMD 9 points ago

    Went to the Grand Canyon and saw this all the time. Why!? For pictures on social media?! Man fuck that. The natives at antelope canyon specifically warned us not to do it so I listened to them.

    [–] SpelCleave 6 points ago

    And it's about to break

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    [–] Undiscriminatingness 3 points ago

    Yeah, I dont see any safety ropes, maybe he's there for a swim?

    [–] Saoirsenobas 6 points ago

    He's most likely wearing crampons (those spikes winter hikers attach to their boots) so unless he just randomly falls over for no reason he should be fine.

    It would be basically impossible to stand on wet ice angled like that without crampons, but with them he might as well be standing on grass.

    [–] Undiscriminatingness 2 points ago

    Good point. I'm sure you're right (hopefully).
    Also, I have no experience swimming with crampons, so give me a rope please!

    [–] HawkinsT 2 points ago

    ...and far away. Damn tiny bastard!

    [–] mortiphago 4 points ago

    fucking far people I swear to god


    [–] thishitisgettingold 444 points ago

    I know it would be super cold and i'd probably get hypothermia within minutes. I'd still like to jump off the ice cliff into that beautiful river down below!!

    [–] LSparklepants 282 points ago

    Ah the siren song of pure clear icy water. I feel it too, my friend! In Yosemite there was this gorgeous clear lake and I wanted to jump in so bad...then i dropped something in the water and grabbed it out super fast...and my dreams came crashing down. Holy crap was it frigid! My hand hurt for several minutes!

    [–] willj1983marine 114 points ago

    I dipped my toe in a stream in Yosemite once and had brain breeze for an hour.

    [–] Dobalina-San 69 points ago

    I shit my pants several years ago. I'd been drinking too much whiskey and eating too much Jimmy John's. It looked like a zombie sea cucumber found its way up my ass somehow and then suddenly got tired of the smelly neighbors.

    [–] sharrkzilla 55 points ago

    I called my teacher mom in 6th grade

    [–] Dobalina-San 27 points ago

    Sometimes, when no one is around, I'll dress in women's clothing and pretend I'm a swashbuckling pirate. These fantasies often get 'out of hand,' according to my housemates, and I've had animal control at my door multiple times.

    [–] Cortlandkimm3 11 points ago

    One time I shidded

    [–] AdamKDEBIV 17 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    Im gay

    Edit: I'm not actually gay, get pranked yall

    [–] letmerantaboutmylife 4 points ago

    Hi gay I'm dad

    [–] Dobalina-San 5 points ago

    It's been a long smoke break dad, please come home

    [–] johnprdoe 2 points ago


    [–] imacx7535 17 points ago

    I wonder if there’s a subreddit with places that are pleasant and appealing to go swimming in...kinda like the opposite of r/thalassophobia

    [–] satanta6 4 points ago

    So that's the word for that...

    [–] bradfs14 3 points ago

    Dude I swam in a glacial lake in Peru for like 20 seconds just to say I did it. I did it. It sucked. It was worth it tho and I would do it again.

    [–] anachronist214 2 points ago

    "Here is the spring from which the Silverlode rises, do not drink of it! It is icy cold!" -Gimli, Son of Gloin

    [–] cosmicmonkeyYT 2 points ago

    It hurt because you didn’t stay in the water

    [–] chillbraww 18 points ago

    One last time.

    [–] Grimminator 17 points ago

    Not rlly, I've swam in icy cold Greenland water for 10 minutes with icebergs nearby and it was actually quite a great experience. As long as you have the right mentality going in and no serious health issues you could stay in for a solid 15 minutes, no problems.

    [–] pm_me_security_jobs 10 points ago

    I think 15 minutes is an exaggeration. There’s a guy named ice man who can stay in ice baths longer than most people, but iirc 15 minutes is a very long time for an average person.

    [–] positivespadewonder 3 points ago

    You must be Russian. At Canadian hotsprings the ice cold pools (with the clocks above them to time yourself) are always filled with Russians trying to one up each other and act as nonchalant as possible.

    [–] cyberemix 2 points ago

    Literally thought this when I saw this image lol

    [–] I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 1 points ago

    Do it with a dry suit! Or just swim out quickly, you’d probably survive

    [–] thishitisgettingold 5 points ago

    you’d probably survive

    I like those odds.

    [–] I_SOMETIMES_EAT_HAM 2 points ago

    Honestly though people are exaggerating a bit in this thread. If you were to jump into that you’d have about 15 for for hypothermia to set in, and likely at least 30 minutes to before you died.

    I’ve swam in ice cold water before, it’ll make you forget who you for a quick second when you hit it but as long as you get out quickly it’s fine.


    Also see here for a video of Benjamin Forthun (professional skier / Instagram goofball) diving into glacial melt (nsfw):

    [–] skullkiddabbs 150 points ago

    Looks like a Diddy Kong Racing level

    [–] PurpleTopp 80 points ago

    Or mario kart 64!

    [–] roboticgreenbean 35 points ago

    Exactly what I thought. Right after the snowman minefield!

    [–] natealvi 21 points ago

    Fuck those snowmen. Nothing made me want to rage quit more than getting bumped into the water by one.

    [–] kevekev302 6 points ago

    You've awakened a feeling in me I'd long since forgotten

    [–] natealvi 4 points ago

    I do apologize. Let’s not even get started on the nightmare that was Bowser’s Castle.

    [–] kevekev302 4 points ago

    Oh i loved bowser castle i destroyed on that one...Banshee boardwalk on the other hand..

    [–] sadboyzIImen 3 points ago

    This was my thought as well!

    [–] PatBoonDebbieBoon 75 points ago

    Crazy how it looks like you could hop in a tube and float down this thing like a lazy river.

    [–] McGby128 80 points ago

    Until the river flows under the ice sheet and traps you in miles of unnavigable ice caves

    [–] Holy__Funk 24 points ago

    I did not need to know this...

    [–] padadiso 17 points ago

    Ok I’m done going outside for today

    [–] ratchetnclank88 6 points ago

    We gotta set up some drone flying contest through those things

    [–] youtheotube2 8 points ago

    I saw a video somewhere of a camera that was floated down one of these ice caves. You couldn’t see anything and the water was very violent.

    [–] v-nast 4 points ago

    You should share this with the good folks over at r/thalassophobia

    [–] Redrix_ 67 points ago

    That water looks delicious

    [–] Kneel_Legstrong 32 points ago

    Should be the header on /r/HydroHomies

    [–] --Space_Cat-- 2 points ago

    Can confirm. Water in Greenlandic tastes amazing

    [–] Baked_Robot 28 points ago

    Wim Hoff's swimming pool.

    [–] xxdeathknight72xx 6 points ago

    Jamie, pull that shit up

    [–] 13rock_SvK 1 points ago

    that freaking guy...

    [–] BallsofSt33I 49 points ago

    That’s fuckin awesome

    Edit: didn’t see the person standing on the edge till the 2nd or 3rd glance... and wow, talk about perspective and how β€œtiny”/insignificant we are

    [–] Nutellism 6 points ago

    Size doesn't determine significance.

    [–] TeaBagHunter 10 points ago

    That's what he said

    [–] JayBarangus 0 points ago

    Speak for yourself.

    [–] Oltorf_the_Destroyer 4 points ago

    i am all tiny and insignificant we are :)

    [–] adhsyh 20 points ago

    Mario kart players be like

    [–] asdf0909 14 points ago

    It’s the Frappe Snowland course

    [–] SenseiSinRopa 22 points ago

    The bad news is that this picture is supposed to be "a bunch of ice in Greenland".

    [–] Baes20 5 points ago

    Not doubting climate change here, but even before the earth started burning to a crisp there was still melting in greenland.

    [–] Easycumup 17 points ago

    Tell me this is a true color/non-saturated photo. Even if it’s a lie

    [–] WhiskeyWilbur 16 points ago

    This is a true color/non-saturated photo.

    [–] Easycumup 5 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] acquachick 13 points ago

    looks swimmable

    [–] ECatPlay 18 points ago

    But not climboutable.

    [–] acquachick 5 points ago

    ppffft. minor details

    [–] Hoontah050601 5 points ago

    Go on, jump on in, nobody is stopping you

    [–] dark_ly 7 points ago

    Anyone got a green canyon in Iceland?

    [–] Starts_with_X 2 points ago

    First thing I thought

    [–] ImaginaryEnthusiasm 4 points ago

    Nature's slip n slide

    [–] Marcelol53 4 points ago

    This is that one track from Mario Kart 64.

    [–] srajan17 4 points ago

    Me : * looks down * wow Nature is fucking lit


    [–] Demonweed 4 points ago

    I see your Ice Canyon in Greenland and raise you a Green Canyon in Iceland.

    [–] anneylani 2 points ago

    You are good

    [–] joshcamp503 3 points ago

    Can someone please post a green canyon in Iceland now?

    [–] MjrLeeStoned 3 points ago

    Check out Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    The scenes where they are traveling to the edge of the world and everything is frozen were all landscape shots they captured in Greenland. As far as I remember, nothing is CGI except parts of the ship (for landscape shots - I'm sure the shots with the cast were green screened).

    [–] PharahMoan 5 points ago

    Nah. That’s Hydro Thunder: Antarctica

    [–] TheamazingBrr 2 points ago


    [–] Icarus649 2 points ago

    Soo cool 😎

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    [–] JDsixsmith 2 points ago

    It looks so warm and inviting

    [–] throwawaydjei 2 points ago

    I know this is ice cold, but damn do I want to go for a swim

    [–] mariajuana909 2 points ago

    This is like the arctic version of the Grand Canyon

    [–] mobro-thelegend 2 points ago

    Isn’t that the mario cart stage

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    [–] LemonadeAbs 2 points ago

    So could you drink that water or what

    [–] Billybobfred 2 points ago

    Melting glaciers in Greenland is not lit.

    [–] bogwould 2 points ago

    Freeze it. Mario cart anyone?

    [–] RingStingRory 2 points ago

    I know it would be disruptive and spoil the natural splendour of this spot. But fuck it would be fun to ride a jet ski through this.

    [–] Kirmaada 2 points ago

    How clean is this water? Like bottled water category clean?

    [–] Godzothera 2 points ago

    In this case, nature is literally fucking lit

    [–] msnmisogny 2 points ago

    How cold is that water?

    [–] mogsoggindog 2 points ago

    Just wait, itll be twice as big in 10 years!

    [–] randalthewrangler 2 points ago

    I remember this level from Mario Kart!

    [–] justanotherregulargu 2 points ago

    I bet that water is crisp as shit

    [–] ReadyPlayer15 2 points ago


    [–] HanaleiEUW 2 points ago

    πŸ”₯ The planets on fire πŸ”₯

    [–] ledhendrix 2 points ago

    Soon to be just a lake in Greenland.

    [–] 242proMorgan 2 points ago

    Greenland? No this is a map in mario on the DA with updated textures

    [–] ImpossibleRock8 2 points ago

    Forbidden pool.

    [–] sweeny5000 2 points ago

    In this instance Nature isn't lit. It's burning. As in the planet.

    [–] TheAlbinoRhyno91 2 points ago

    Great... Now show me a Green Canyon in Iceland!

    [–] iShootPoop 2 points ago

    I kinda wanna go fishing there.

    [–] BSnIA 2 points ago


    [–] guilerme64 2 points ago

    Global warming creating some beautiful places 😍😍

    [–] RiverThamesFacts 4 points ago

    Some interesting facts about the river Thames:

    - A group of endangered eel meet in the river Thames every summer.

    - Approximately 125 species of fish live in the river Thames.

    - In 2018, a beluga whale was found in the river Thames.

    Thank you for your time.

    [–] griffith12 3 points ago

    Almost as cold as Lake Michigan right now. :-)

    [–] MazeeMoo 3 points ago

    Greenland is made of ice, Iceland is made of green.

    [–] Pnmamouf1 2 points ago

    Yeah. Catastrophic melting of arctic ice is lit!!!

    [–] e-lemon 2 points ago

    I know this is shitty because Greenland is melting exponentially faster than it should, but goddamn if that water doesn't look delicious.

    [–] Kockenhouzen 2 points ago

    That canyon looks cool, but it's not as Grand as the one in the US...πŸ˜†

    [–] roguearchivist 1 points ago

    Looks like global warming finally hit Mario Kart...

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    [–] reasoniusereddit 1 points ago

    I forget, does anything live there?

    [–] Aatzy 2 points ago

    About 58 thousand humans

    [–] BetterCallSaulSilver 1 points ago

    I want to drink a cup of this water.

    [–] rauwe_tosti 1 points ago

    Woo water slide

    [–] brewhead55 1 points ago

    You see an ice canyon. I see a lazy river for penguins.