Dude, this park is so rad! These lava domes are better than what they call a volcano in most skate parks! And when I’ve ollied my last ollie and kicked my last flip for the day, I can go for a swim!
This volcano is actually one of the largest and most active of its home country….rather like Etna. It’s last eruption was a VEI 3…a mark which Etna’s latest eruption has not (yet) passed.
She may not have as many craters as Etna, but she has Etna decisively outpeaked. This lower peak, as seen from her summit, has also been historically active.
As much fun as it is to get acquainted with a volcano by diving headfirst into its summit vent, a volcano like this one deserves to be first admired from the ground. She’s tall….falling a little less than 200 m from being as tall as Etna. She’s also obviously very active….but not as active as…
Sometimes there comes along a mountain that is so unique, photogenic or iconic that its status as a volcano could almost go ummentioned. This week’s hideaway has been seen in many photos and postcards and mentioned in songs, stories and legends, but I wanted to learn about its volcanic side, so I flew off to…
Here is a more iconic view of my hiding place. Sadly those glaciers are shrinking, but in this case we cannot blame the volcano. because he is sleeping.
These remnants of a stratovolcano in the foreground and the more well-known central volcano in the background are actually part of the same complex and approximately the same age, but this one sure looks battered about.
Arriving at this volcano, I was worried the landing zone might be icy due to the altitude, but it was not. Here is a view over the summit caldera, whose rim can be seen to the left. On the right is the central cone.