Greek-Canadian George Kourounis once more carried out a risky and breathtaking expedition. Exploring an active volcano.
“It was a window into hell,” said the Greek-Canadian explorer, who along with Sam Cossman, explorer and filmmaker, dived into the Marum crater, located in an active volcano in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the South Pacific. The two men were dressed in special protective clothing and filmed their expedition.
“Going down into the crater of Marum has been a dream of mine for many years,” Kourounis told The Huffington Post. With the help of two guides, Kourounis and Cossman spent four days on the volcano and descended twice into the crater.
Kourounis is a particularly adventurous man. The explorer and storm catcher has been married at the edge of an active volcano while he recently explored a crater in Turkmenistan, which is known as the “Door to Hell”.
According to Kourounis, however, the adventure in Marum was even more fascinating. He said that he got so close to the lava, that melted a hole into his rain jacket and a part of one of his cameras.
He said that although it was a frightening experience, all fear disappeared “by a surplus of adrenaline when dangling above the nearly unimaginable sight of a glowing fiery pit, likened only to the surface of the sun at close range.”