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Nyamuragira volcano (DRCongo), Kimanura eruption 2011-12: expedition

Gear is collected, in particular the water - we need lots of it for 3 days and a total of 16 people (6 of our group, 1 cook with 2 assistants, our Congolese guide, 6 armed rangers) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gear is collected, in particular the water - we need lots of it for 3 days and a total of 16 people ... [info]
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Children watch curious the new group. Later, they are exercising songs in the wooden schoolhouse behind. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Children watch curious the new group. Later, they are exercising songs in the wooden schoolhouse beh... [info]
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After the porters have been selected though an allotment, it is time to start and load food, gear and water. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After the porters have been selected though an allotment, it is time to start and load food, gear an... [info]
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The trail leads mostly through low, light forest which is growing on a young pahoehoe lava flow probably less then 20 years old, from some previous eruption of Nyamuragira. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The trail leads mostly through low, light forest which is growing on a young pahoehoe lava flow prob... [info]
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We're there! It's refreshing to have some orange juice now! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We're there! It's refreshing to have some orange juice now! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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We head to the first observation spot, the eastern cone of Kimanura in front of us. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We head to the first observation spot, the eastern cone of Kimanura in front of us. (Photo: Tom Pfei... [info]
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The armed guards are always with us, keeping a careful watch. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The armed guards are always with us, keeping a careful watch. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening at the campsite. In this group of volcano photographers, we have endless conversations about our volcano adventures... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening at the campsite. In this group of volcano photographers, we have endless conversations about... [info]
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Descending a small steep ash slope. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Descending a small steep ash slope. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Richard can't wait to get closer to the erupting cone and accelerates his steps. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Richard can't wait to get closer to the erupting cone and accelerates his steps. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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The rest of the group trails behind, Norbert first. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The rest of the group trails behind, Norbert first. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Richard with his 400 mm tele pointed to the erupting east crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Richard with his 400 mm tele pointed to the erupting east crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Martin and Richard always in position. The beautiful light in the morning is hard to capture, photos only give a weak impression. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Martin and Richard always in position. The beautiful light in the morning is hard to capture, photos... [info]
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Team member Marco Fulle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Team member Marco Fulle. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Before climbing the western cone, we watch from a safe location near the base of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Before climbing the western cone, we watch from a safe location near the base of the western cone. (... [info]
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Our tents at the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our tents at the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Some of the guards explore whether it is safe to reach the rim of the western crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Some of the guards explore whether it is safe to reach the rim of the western crater. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Kimanura East and Mikeno volcano at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kimanura East and Mikeno volcano at dawn. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Lots of steam is still escaping from the ground of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lots of steam is still escaping from the ground of the western cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The area around the cone is covered with almost a meter of scoria and looks like waves. Trees have been stripped their leaves and smaller branches when the heavy rain of hot scoria from the lava fountains took place, but surprisingly seem to recover already, as small green new leaves start growing here and there. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The area around the cone is covered with almost a meter of scoria and looks like waves. Trees have b... [info]
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Part of our group lost in the gray waves of the scoria desert. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Part of our group lost in the gray waves of the scoria desert. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Diego, our head guardian, always calm and extremely friendly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Diego, our head guardian, always calm and extremely friendly. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Waiting for the fountain... (Richard and Martin) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Waiting for the fountain... (Richard and Martin) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Gilles from Sarregemuinnes - our group has 3 nationalities, German, French and Italian together, a good mix! (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Gilles from Sarregemuinnes - our group has 3 nationalities, German, French and Italian together, a g... [info]
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