The Most Incredible Volcano Video of All Time

"The most incredible volcano video of ALL time." That's how Geoff Mackley—the man in this film—has titled his latest production. After watching it, it doesn't seem like an exaggeration at all. It's truly insane. This guy and his two friends are cray.

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It's not the first time that Geoff Mackley gets so close to a volcano. Back in 2010, he almost killed himself. But this one is even closer and crazier than his last stunt. In his own words:

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.

I wonder why there are no close ups from his point of view, however. I guess you can't get a GoPro anywhere near here without it spontaneously bursting in flames. [Thanks Oscar!]

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That looks so surreal. When you first look at it, it almost looks like the lava is magnified so much that it looks out of place in terms of size comparison with the individual standing near it. Then you see the lava spurting all over the place, and all you care about is the guy getting the fuck out of there.