Extreme encounter with lava

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These people are crazy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAxj2ob_JoU&feature
 

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That's scary to watch :eek:. What volcano is it?
 
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That's scary to watch :eek:. What volcano is it?

You will never see anyone closer to a volcano than this..., Our team in Vanuatu ab seiled 500 vertical metres into the Marum Volcano on Ambrym Island to the very edge of a huge lake of violently boiling lava - live via sat phone 20 Sept 2010
 
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You will never see anyone closer to a volcano than this..., Our team in Vanuatu ab seiled 500 vertical metres into the Marum Volcano on Ambrym Island to the very edge of a huge lake of violently boiling lava - live via sat phone 20 Sept 2010

Lol, I have my speakers muted :redface:
 
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Lol, I have my speakers muted :redface:

it's not in the audio. click the player at the end, it opens a new tab at youtube, and you read the accompanying text.
 
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That's scary to watch

ohh, I thought you had 1200 watt surround and subwoofer system enabled when you played this clip on max setting.
 
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oh hell!
One lifetime experience it is!!!
Bad that the volcano didnt burst out..:evil:
 
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What was the point? Were they doing some research?
 
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A crew consisting of Kiwi vulcanologist Geoff Mackley descended into the Marum volcano on South Pacific's Ambrym Island,

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Crew+descends+into+live+volcano+comes+away+with+spectacular+video/3623535/story.html#ixzz11TXOH2uJ [Broken]

Longer video - - by Geoff Mackley

Apparently there are plans to descend further into the volcano. Given that rocks seem to fall from the sides of the crater, that is probably not a wise thing to do.

http://www.news.com.au/travel/holid...de-marum-volcano/story-e6frfqer-1225934046460

http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/en/vanuatu/ambrym/news.html

Geoff Mackley's site - http://www.rambocam.com/
 
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What was the point? Were they doing some research?

They were prototyping reflective suits so Frodo wouldn't get quite so singed next time he destroys the ring of power.
 
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It's ok, he's wearing a lava resistant suit. If he falls in, he'll just swim around a while and then climb out.
 
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Yeah... Sure he will.
 
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yup! a good day's swim!!
 
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It's ok, he's 40% dolomite!
 
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In a silver heat-proof suit, Bristol is seen using ropes to lower himself down into the volcano towards the fiery lake. He then pitches a tent 500m down the inside of it while using oxygen canisters to breath.

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"He is about 100m from the surface of the lava which is certainly close enough for him to require a protective suit," he said.

That is absolutely amazing that they can get that close. And they are planning to get closer? :eek: I :!!)love:!!) lava, and would do ALMOST anything, but that is nuts.

I was 3 meters away from lava once (a small amount oozing out of a crack), and that was HOT. I can't imagine being a football field away from a lake. Even WITH the suit.

Although, then again.................. If I were to be diagnosed with cancer and told I had a month left to live, I would say good bye and go join them in a heart beat. What a way to go, huh?

I am green with envy.
 
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It's ok, he's wearing a lava resistant suit. If he falls in, he'll just swim around a while and then climb out.

I'll pay to see that video!
 

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