Think your last camping trip was extreme? Try camping beside a volcano

Friday, 04 March 2011
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Nyiragongo Crater. Photo Credit: Olivier Grunewald

Extreme camping has risen to a new level. Back in June 2010, a group of researchers and guides decided to plumb the depths of Nyiragongo Crater which is in the heart of the Great Lakes region of Africa.

Here are a couple photos from their adventure.

Nyiragongo Crater. Photo Credit: Olivier Grunewald

Behold the world’s largest campfire.

Nyiragongo Crater. Photo Credit: Olivier Grunewald

Franck Pothé approaches the lava lake. According to the photo description he needs to make sure that the wind is always at his back to push the heat away and is in constant contact with other team members via radio who are monitoring the swirling winds.

You can see the full collection of photos over at The Big Picture.

Photo credits: Olivier Grunewald

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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