Guest Video: Man and the Volcano


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!



That crazy man–Geoff Mackley–later went on to assist Google in providing us with a Street View of this lava lake in Marum Crater, Ambrym Volcano, Vanuatu.


Featured image: Geophile71, public domain.



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