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Ibu volcano (Halmahera, Indonesia), Nov 2014: lava dome and climb
Ibu volcano seen from Duono village NW of the volcano. The large valley breaching the crater on its ... [info
A porter adapting a dry bag into a backpack. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The strenuous, 5-6 hours hike up to Ibu's crater starts in a vast coconut palm plantation at the fee... [info
Wooden shelters provide welcome resting places. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Dead tree trunks dot the crater rim,- witnesses of stronger activity in the not very distant past. (... [info
The fog lifts and gives view to the lava dome,- a viscous mass of lava that fills the crater like a ... [info
In the center of the lava dome, a cinder cone has been built by the recent, mild explosive activity.... [info
At the northeastern base of the cinder cone, another vent is active, visible as steam and hot air th... [info
The recently, still weakly alimented lava flow seems to originate at the same vent. It is visible as... [info
Zoom onto the surface of the most recent lava flow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
View from Ibu's crater rim to the west coast of Halmahera Island. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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View down into the northern gap, invaded by several lava flows emplaced since 1998. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info
The present-day lava dome has filled and overspilled an inner crater (remnant of an older dome), sma... [info
The weakly active lava flow front about 100 m below the break-in slope into the northern gap. (Photo... [info
Tower of the older crater wall still standing amidst recent lava flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The blocky surface of the lava dome in Ibu's crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Lava? A large reptile's fingers? No - a root of a tree grasping around a rock. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Clearing a path to reach the northwestern part of the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Finding an observation spot with no tree and grass in the foreground is not trivial. (Photo: Tom Pfe... [info
Tree fern in the rainforest of Ibu's slopes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Harvesting palm tree juice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Filling the water bottle with refreshing palm tree juice. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Back down from the volcano: quite some physical effort, but worth it! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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Volcano Special Tours
: We organize tours to particularly active volcanoes and during ongoing eruptions for extended observation time from various viewpoints. These trips, exclusively for very small groups, are often announced only at short notice and require fast travel and flexibility. Each trip is accompanied by a volcanologist from our team. Examples include: Kilauea (Hawai'i), Colima (Mexico), Krakatau and many others.
Types of tours
: We offer a broad variety of tours to volcanic areas: volcano expeditions and specials, discovery tours with hiking, photography, nature and culture, pilot tours and private custom tours.
Land of Volcanoes & History
: Armenia, a small country in the South Caucasus, has a long dramatic history and a rich cultural heritage. Despite its compact territory, it has much to offer its guests: fascinating mountain landscapes with snowy volcano peaks, beautiful gorges and cliffs, alpine meadows and subtropical forests, monasteries hidden in valleys, archaeological sites and picturesque villages.