Villarrica crater close up, Jan 2010

Close up view of Villarrica volcano's crater in Jan 2010, lava lake approx 100 m below bottom of crater as judged by subsequently installed camera over crater centre. View from bench just inside crater rim on the west side. Wide view here.

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hshdude

hshdude - Feb 26, 2010 6:53 am - Voted 10/10

Awesome

You installed a camera over the crater center? That is very cool. Are the pics online?

Baarb

Baarb - Feb 27, 2010 11:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

I was helping out with the field work for the project but it's being headed up by a colleague. The pics are mainly for science use at the moment and so probably won't be come out in a publication for a year or so. You can only actually see the centre of the lake as there appears to be a crust overlaying the sides, no idea how long that will remain intact for though.

JoelSkok

JoelSkok - Dec 28, 2010 10:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Unthinkably terrifying

Visions of human sacrifices come to mind....Not a good thought but a most incredible photograph

Baarb

Baarb - Mar 5, 2011 3:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Unthinkably terrifying

Thanks, was pretty lucky there wasn't too much gas obscuring the view. Normally it's a lot more hazy.

RayMondo

RayMondo - Mar 5, 2011 4:17 pm - Voted 10/10

Base Jump !

Either this is the one, or another where some people based jumped it from a helicopter.

Nevertheless, I go along with the "terrifying" by any approach. Though still amazingly cool that such places exist. Awesome indeed.

Baarb

Baarb - Mar 10, 2011 4:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Base Jump !

Could well have been Mutnovsky in Russia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqCNs-NRasc) If you jumped into this there's no way you'ld be coming out again.

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