Now that’s in-tents! Thrillseeker spends night camped out in active volcano

Now that’s in-tents! A fearless explorer has spent the night asleep inside an active VOLCANO.

The bubbling lava

The bubbling lava

Chris Horsley, from Ormskirk in Lancashire, risked life and limb when he embarked on an expedition to Mount Nyiragongo in Congo, Africa with Geoff Mackley and Bradley Ambrose.

But not only did he manage to catch 40 winks on his perilous perch 300 metres inside the volcano,  he also managed to cook curry and rice on the super-heated rocks.

Chris with the volcano below

Chris with the volcano below

Chris, 24, said: “It’s by far the best place I’ve ever camped out.

“I’ve slept on many volcano summits but being so far down and close to the lava of Nyiragongo, casting an incredible red glow, was amazing. I’d recommend it to anyone.”

The bubbling lava

The bubbling lava

Chris made the trip to experience the unique landscape but, understandably, had trouble drifting off.

He said: “Sleeping inside such a powerful place was a bizarre feeling.

The camping site

The camping site

“As it became dark the excitement of being down there was too great.

“I just kept walking round with my camera and taking photos or shooting video.

Chris eaten his cooked food

Chris eaten his cooked food

“Soon I calmed and sat listening to Pink Floyd. When I finally decided to call it a night and climbed into my tent, it become quite eerie.

“The sense of being alone in a place that possesses such powerful natural energy is quite a feeling.

The bubbling lava

The bubbling lava

“After a long day climbing though exhaustion knocked me out.”

You can see more at on his Instagram page @chrishorsley_