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July 29, 2014

Up close and personal with a volcano

From Wanderlustmind: "After an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, and Nathan Berg 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 a heat=proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes."

July 29, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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I wonder if Clifyt will get the same kick that I do seeing Bluewater static rope unspooled, a brake bar rappel rack (the rap tool of spelunkers, everywhere), the 2" tubular nylon webbing and the anchor plate (with the rusty steel screwlocking biners) all in use in an environment where the conditions are potentially disasterous for such thermally-sensitive rope/webbing.?

I wondered if Technora would not be a better choice? Turns out, I'm correct: http://www.sterlingrope.com/products/456557 The rope of the FDNY.

Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jul 30, 2014 4:50:46 PM

Wow, I read somewhere that the earth's crust is only 20 miles, then it is this stuff. Great post Joe, thanks.

Posted by: friskypainter | Jul 29, 2014 10:13:10 PM

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