Using the very latest in drone camera technology, Robach watched today as a daring team of elite ice climbers ventured down into the vertical ice drop located in the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.
Researchers and scientists study the formations to understand how the ice melts and sweeps into the oceans, raising the sea levels around the world and threatening coastlines – even those in the U.S.
Scientists say that low-lying areas -- such as Florida – are being directly affected by the melting ice.
This morning, Robach witnessed "GMA"'s newest adventure live and even attempted her own ice climb with the elite team.
Iceland doesn’t just attract tourists; Hollywood has long known of its appeal. In fact, cinematographers have chosen Iceland’s frozen landscapes to serve as otherworldly backdrops for blockbuster hits such as “Thor,” “Batman Begins,” “Die Another Day,” “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
SmugMug, an online photo service, used drones to capture Iceland’s breathtaking terrain for the 2015 documentary “Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta.” The film documented climbers’ attempts to conquer an iceberg, the ceiling of an ice cave, and an iceberg crevasse.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was produced by Lucasfilm, a division of Disney, the parent company of ABC News.