Incredible footage of a group of volcano enthusiasts visiting one of the most inaccessible, dangerous places one earth has been posted on to YouTube. According to Sploid, the people who managed to reach this hell on earth are brave folks by the name of Sam Cossman and George Kourounis. The location these adventurers decided to go is known as the Marum crater. It is situated on an island in Vanuatu — atop an active volcano called the Ambrym volcano. The explorers were helped by Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose who are both volcano experts.
The group of explorers honed in on the Marum Crater which sits atop one of the most active volcanic peaks one earth — the Ambrym volcano. Located on the remote island of Vanuatu, the Ambrym volcano is also called the Jewel of the Pacific. The Ambrym volcano is famous for its lava lakes that produce a beautiful and equally terrifying backdrop for photography and videography.
Here is the original description of the video.
“Sam Cossman and George Kourounis guided by volcanic pioneers Geoff Mackely and Brad Ambrose become among the first explorers to step foot inside the world’s most dangerous and inaccessible volcano, Marum Crater. More people have visited the moon than the fiery bottom of this spectacular and deadly place.”
While the crater and the lava lake look quite active, it’s been over 60 years since the volcano last exploded in 1953. Prior to thatl the volcano had erupted in 1913 and 1914 — which was the biggest eruption in the region in the past 400 years.
One look at the video and it will offer you a brief perspective of the violent underpinnings of this seemingly calm and serene planet we live on. It is difficult to believe that almost the entire earth looked like this in the first few billion years of its life. Even today, the earth does give us an occasional reminder about the deadly power it possesses — should it decide to misbehave.
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