Science boasts of the distance of its stars; of the terrific remoteness of the things of which it has to speak. But poetry and religion always insist upon the proximity, the almost menacing closeness of the things with which they are concerned.
— G. K. Chesterton
This is the full version of the video excerpts and images of this 2012 descent that you’ve probably seen online. (There are a few F-bombs in it.)
Compared to this obsession, my interest in Popocatepetl is a mere whim!
Featured image: Geophile71, public domain.