You're Nuts: Video Of A Man Standing Inside A Volcano

September 19, 2012


This is a video of a guy with balls so big they rival the Death Star standing a scant 30-meters (~100-feet) from the VERY active lava lake inside a volcano. No word if he ever saw Anakin's arm or legs float by.

Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano's famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

Hey, I'm all for unique life experiences, but standing inside a volcano pretending I'm trying to destroy The One Ring isn't one of them. Getting drunk in outerspace? That's high on my list. Tongue-kissing a dinosaur? Numero uno.

Hit the jump for the worthwhile footage.

Thanks to Lisa, who doesn't even feel comfortable standing next to the bathtub when the water is running on full hot.

  • ZomBBombeR

    On the list of Crazy shit I'd do if I had the means this is actually right up near the top. I just always liked volcanoes and lava, magma.

  • $18922249

    Meanwhile, back on Char...

  • How is this guy even walking around with those gargantuan balls of steel weighing him down?

  • n_a_a_s

    I wouldnt have been able to resist the urge to pick up a few rocks & toss them in

  • William Hawkins

    Are we sure this is not fake? If it is real then it is pretty awesome.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I can try to understand the majestic awe that this must give the guy to be able to witness the raw power of a volcano but he is 100 ft away from the lake. we are talking the distance between 1st and 2nd base. mere walking distance. lifting the hood at :40 was insane.

  • ZerglingPack

    Thanks for pointing out the hood, didn't actually notice that.

  • JJtoob

    Even Toys"R"Us doesn't have enough balls to pull that one.

  • Guest

    It's not as bad as standing next to a pot of ghost pepper chili. yikes that stuff is hot.
    Edit: I suppose nobody likes this joke?

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