View Full Version : Man Dives Into An Active Volcano With A GoPro, Calls It A 'Window Into Hell'

09-06-2014, 02:09 PM
Not sure why anyone would do this...but the footage is pretty neat.

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George Kourounis stood at the edge of a red-hot lava lake, fiery molten rock gurgling just feet away as caustic acid rain splashed his protective suit.
It was a "window into hell," he said. "Dramatic and violent."

Kourounis is an explorer and documentarian (http://www.furiousearth.com/Stormchaser.html), and last month, he and fellow explorer Sam Cossman (http://vimeo.com/105192180) dived deep into the Marum crater, located in an active volcano in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific -- and the fearless duo brought cameras in with them to capture their momentous adventure.
(Watch the astounding footage, taken with a GoPro, as well as with a Canon 5D Mark III camera and a Sony NX Cam, in the video above.)
"Going down into the crater of Marum has been a dream of mine for many years," Kourounis told The Huffington Post via email. "It was exhilarating, to say the least."



09-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Nice little R-44 helo... I've spent a lot of time in those, they cost about 1/3 to operate than a typical turbine powered helo. They have an opposing 6-cylinder engine in those, too... supposedly the safest piston driven engine ever made.

Looks like a window to hell, all except I didn't see Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Rosie O'Donnell down there waiting. [/shudder]

Cool video, you wouldn't see me down that close to the lava. One small flare and that would be it, suit or not.