Hot video: Extreme climber Drew Bristol filmed inside Marum volcano
Extreme climber Drew Bristol was filmed carrying out the daredevil stunt by vulcanologist Geoff Mackley at the remote Marum volcano on Ambrym Island in the South Pacific.
The volcano, which last erupted just a few years ago, is classified as highly dangerous and sends plumes of ash more than a kilometer into the air over the island, which is about 640km from Australia.
In a silver heat-proof suit, Bristol is seen using ropes to lower himself down into the volcano towards the fiery lake. He then pitches a tent 500m down the inside of it while using oxygen canisters to breath.
The climber then turns and smiles to wave at the camera as lava spews around him.
Skeptic’s have claimed the footage is fake, but Mackley told British newspaper the Daily Mail: “What would be the point of me traveling around the world to film volcanoes and earthquakes and then faking the footage?
“What you see from me is real.”
Mackley said by using a long lens, Bristol looks much closer to the lava than he actually is.
“He is about 100m from the surface of the lava which is certainly close enough for him to require a protective suit,” he said.