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Active Volcano Diving

Sound extreme? It is. Just watch this modern-day, Russian Superman

When you're sitting in a tiny airplane about to jump into the gaping crater of a live volcano, what do you think goes through your mind? Apparently not second thoughts for Valery Rozov, the 44-year-old Russian who showed no hesitation before diving headfirst into Russia's active Mutnovsky Volcano.

After hurtling out of the plane, Rozov had to make a dicey landing onto a narrow shelf of ice. Deviating a few feet could have meant certain death—he was surrounded by too-thin ice sheets and smoking hot lava.

We have to admit, even though it does seem pretty stupid, it's also just so cool. If Clark Kent had been a Nascar driver instead of a reporter, his Superman suit probably would have looked something like this:



You conquer that volcano, Red Bull man. Our entertainment depends on it.

—Morgan Keys

Russian Superman jumps into volcano (Daily Telegraph)

READERS COMMENTS

Allie Comeau
Apr 24, 2009

Lots of volcano action this week. I've never heard of volcano diving (pretty crazy), but just wrote a post about volcano boarding... http://tinyurl.com/cqnm9n

Love this blog btw! You guys do a great job.

Allie Comeau
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http://blog.sierratradingpost.com/

Adrienne Saia
Apr 23, 2009

Just another reason why people of Slavic descent are more badass than any other people. Eta pravda, da?

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