Some argue that iceberg climbing should be made illegal due to the dangers involved and what the injuries may cost Canada’s healthcare system. However, passionate climbers such as Emberley and Le Morzadec disagree. “Drunk drivers, people eating unhealthy food, smoking—that stuff all costs billions,” says Le Morzadec. There is a small danger of the iceberg collapsing, but, he says, there are risks involved with any extreme sport.
He also stresses that it wasn’t an impromptu decision—the two had been thinking about climbing an iceberg for about a year before making their first attempt last week. It’s important to be prepared with the right tools and knowledge before undertaking any climbing challenge—let alone one of Titanic proportions.
Read the full interview at The National Post.
View ">YouTube footage of the climbers’ jump.