Guest Video: The Italian Alpine Club Climbs Vesuvius

Of course they went up in winter: this is the Alpine Club.

This video is eleven years old, and I might have posted it before (it’s linked in the Decade Volcano eBook), but it’s worth a revisit.

The sight of frozen lava and frosted to snow-covered Mediterranean scenery is cooling during our current July heat.

Too, the video balances recent news about a tourist falling in while trying to take a selfie.

That tourist couldn’t see the volcano while standing on it in broad daylight.

These alpinists know it so well that they stand on the summit in a snowstorm and, in their minds, still can see everything the lecturer is describing (note the sound effects!).

So solid and comfortable, so secure in their knowledge of and dominance over this region along the bay…

Others have probably felt that, too.

“The alternative to difficulty is disaster.” — G.K. Chesterton (Source)

Featured image: fotolisi/Shutterstock

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