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Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: new eruptive episode with ash emissions on 29 Nov
View of the ash plume from Etna on the morning of 29 Nov (Snapshot of one of Etnatrekking's webcams: www.etnatrekking.it)
A new episode of strong ash production, probably accompanied with strombolian activity from the SE crater took place in the morning of 29 November. Today (30 Nov.), no ash is visible. The lava flow in Valle del Bove from the 2800 m vent continues to flow. During the night, a number of breakouts and open channels are clearly visible.
The airport of Catania was operating during day-time only and closed during the evening and night as a precaution. The same is scheduled for this night. It is planned to install a monitoring system to better evalutate the presence or absence of ash near the landing and starting routes, in order to possibly keeping the airport open also during night hours when no ash is present.
We gladly announce two new study&walking tours we can offer you in Italy: one to the Bay of Naples from 8-15 April and a two-weeks tour of the Eolian Islands from 6-18 May 2007. Both tours will be guided by our Italian geologist Marta who is a true insider in both areas. ... read all
A set of photos
from our recent expediton to Nyiragongo volcano has been posted. The next tour to see this unique volcano and the endangered mountain gorilllas of the Virunga volcanic chain is now set to 21-28 Jan. 2007. Details on this page
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Because of the recent interesting volcanic activity at Merapi and Semeru volcano on Java, we point to two tours with open spaces for last-minute individual bookings: ... read all
Due to lack of participants, we decided to cancel the tour to North Sulawesi and postpone it to 2007. As an interesting alternative, we can offer a special trekking tour in Java and Bali from 5-20 August instead. There are two open spaces available. ... read all
We hare glad to announce that we can now offer an additional date for the tour on Nisyros island, Greece, this autumn: 6-15 October 2006. Details to the tour are found here
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