Video of the Day: Amazing up-close view of an active volcano

Geoff Mackley and his two friends got closer to the volcano in this video than anyone else ever has.

It seems like a bad idea, volcanoes being unpredictable and all, but this video is incredible. Here's how Geoff describes the stunt on his YouTube description:

"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."

Check it out below.

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