December 8, 2013 – Eruption of Russia’s Kliuchevskoi Volcano Filmed in Time-lapse: A German photographer has captured Russia’s Mount Kliuchevskoi erupting in stunning time-lapse footage (additional picture below).
Kliuchevskoi, the highest active volcano in Eurasia (4,835 meters or 15,859 feet), has erupted several times over the last decade; previously back in August of this year.
Kliuchevskoi’s first recorded eruption occurred in 1697, and it has been almost continuously active ever since, as have many of its neighboring volcanoes. It was first climbed in 1788 by Daniel Gauss and two other members of the Billings Expedition. No other ascents were recorded until 1931, when several climbers were killed by flying lava on the descent. As similar dangers still exist today, few ascents are made.
The Master of Disaster