Hot line – Bloke makes call from volcano crater
Hold the line please – having to wait for a call is annoying at the best of times, so spare a thought for the bloke who waited on the edge of A VOLCANO.
Chris Horsley, 24, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, was seen strolling around on a narrow edge above an active volcano while appearing to wait for a phone call to be connected on Ambrym Island in the South Pacific Ocean.
Fortunately for Chris, he was well connected – to his safety gear, that is, which kept him out of harm’s way, despite the staggeringly hot conditions inside the volcano’s crater.
The summit at the centre of Ambrym Island is completely dominated by 500 square kilometres of harsh desert-like caldera and has two lava lakes.
The footage, believed to have been part of an advert for an Australian internet service provider, was filmed by Geoff Mackley and photographed by Bradley Ambrose.
Chris said: “Traveling to remote areas of the world and becoming lost in them led me into experiences that you can’t put a price on.
“It was on my tribal quest along with fate that I found myself on the island of Ambrym, Vanuatu where in a matter of days living with a tribe turned into living on top of a volcano (Marum) for two months, Christmas and a cyclone that was my initiation into the team.”
Geoff added: “‘My filming activities in recent years have evolved around my passion for the natural world and in particular, nature in her most violent moods: erupting volcanoes, hurricanes, cyclones, typhoons, tornadoes.
“It’s the greatest show on earth.”
Now watch the video!