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Video: This woman swims around erupting volcano and is not scared at all

Do not attempt such a stunt.

By: Express Web Desk |
August 13, 2016 7:18:36 pm
Alison Teal surfing around erupting volcano/ Screenshot Alison Teal surfing around erupting volcano/ Screenshot

Of the many things that would fall under the list of “crazy things to do today”, surfing close to an erupting volcano will probably come close to the last. But that is what 30-year-old Alison Teal did earlier this week as part of a photography project. She swam with her surboard close to Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, US.

The volcano is amongst the most active in the world. In fact it has been so ever since it emerged from the sea around 50,000 years ago. Much of the lava flow is gentle and flows into the sea where it cools and hardens but with temperatures reaching 2000 degrees, it is certainly not to be trifled with.

But Teal is no rookie. The Huffington Post reported her to be a filmmaker who focuses on survival strategies and environmental issues who grew few up in front of a lava field in Hawaii. Her preparation for the daring task was careful. She swam tested the waters around the volcano before paddling up to the site.

In the video, you can see Teal swimming close to the area on her pink surfboard. The images, captured by photographer Perrin James, shows Teal raising her arms, as close as she could get to the dripping magma, to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes.

Watch video:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGGz_g84b4Y%5D

In her Facebook post, while she described it as one of the most powerful moments of her life, warned viewers not to attempt such a stunt.

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