Selfie in active volcano; adventurers challange molten lava

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London, Sep 10: Adventurers go extreme to explore the world these days. But these two challenge nature in a big way.There were a couple of volcanic eruptions last week in Iceland and Papua New Guinea.

Luckily for Canadian adventurer George Kourounis, this one did not erupt as he dropped himself into an active volcano for a jaw dropping selfie!

Currently known for his television series Angry Planet, Kourounis descended into the Marum crater - a boiling lava lake situated within the Ambrym volcano in Vanuatu to take a self-portrait.

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an Oceanian island nation located in the south Pacific Ocean.

"Panorama shot from the top, looking down 1,200 feet to the Marum lava lake. The same height as the Empire State bldg," Kourounis later tweeted.

Kourounis managed to snap a selfie before his camera melted, literally.

"The suit that protected me from the lava's heat. It was destroyed by the potent acid rain on the volcano," he wrote.

In a separate video, another adventurer Sam Cossman and three others track down an active volcano at 1,200 feet inside the crater of Mount Marum, located on an island in Vanuatu, an archipelago in the South Pacific. IN fact, Marum is considered to be one of the most dangerous and inaccessible volcanoes.

"I've just always had a great curiosity for adventures," Cossman said. About the volcano, he said,"It's quite volatile and it kind of ebbs and it flows and it very much takes the form of what looks like water actually."

OneIndia (with inputs from IANS)

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