Rugrats grown up - Tommy Pickles
Tommy Pickles is honing his skills in mountain climbing, scuba diving, and paragliding to become a master at wildlife photography. He aspires to be a regular contributor to National Geographic and plans to rappel into an active volcano in the near future to capture the terrifying beauty of lava lakes.
hello. it is physically im possible to rappel into a volcano and survive…first off, the camera would melt do to the heat, second the fumes would kill you, even if you wore a special suit, it would start to melt…third: the cable would catch fire and break, sending you to your doom…i’m all for adventuring AU, BUT at least try to be realistic…
The lava lake in Mt. Marum is one of only five in world, as far as we know. Its magma churns continuously at temperature of over 2,000 degrees Celsius. Descending to it requires wearing an oxygen tank and a specially designed suit that protects the wearer from the heat.
Professional climber Drew Bristol, in a specifically designed heat-resistant suit, rappels toward Marum’s pit to pose for Mackley’s cameras. It’s a 1,500-foot drop, straight down. Halfway down, the rocks get very sharp. The lava lake is about the size of two-and-a-half football fields. When you’re up close, the noise is like the ocean’s roar. (Karson Yiu/ABC News)
it sounds impossible but the footage is cool. Check it out!