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Man Risks Incineration at the Edge of a Volcano: VIDEO


Despite the horrendously huge watermark, here's some pretty incredible footage.

Geoff Mackley writes:

The Most Incredible Volcano Video ever shot ! Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

As Gizmodo notes, Mackley made a similar trip back in 2010. I've posted both clips.


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    Posted by: Adam | Sep 18, 2012 1:16:10 PM

  2. Why is he wearing that protective suit? Anne Heche, in "Volcano", didn't even break a sweat hanging right over molten lava!

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  3. With the guy in the silver space suit, it really looks like footage from another planet.

    Posted by: gr8guya | Sep 18, 2012 1:55:49 PM

  4. "Anne Heche, in "Volcano", didn't even break a sweat hanging right over molten lava!"

    Temperatures on her home planet are quite high.

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