The next tour took us to the 3418m high and as active
registered volcano Slamet. A message some days ago
the uprising of an ash cloud. Usually the Slamet is
erupting one time per year, but only for a few days.
After organizing some native Guides the ascent traverses
the beautiful mountain jungle up to the vegetation border
on 3200m. Before the afternoon thunderstorms we could set
up the tents.
last thunderstorm ended over the mountain summits Chris
and me decided a fast summit mounting before sunset. The
Slamet does have a very extensive summit plateau and on
the NW side the active crater is placed. Here, except
steam and fog nothing could be seen.
Anyway, I waited alone in
the wind and cold weather for
the night, accompanied by lightnings of the surrounding
thunderstorms. In this strange dark mood with the
fantastic light spectacles from the towering thunderstorms
a clear visible glowing at the crater rims
substantially more weakly and
in different coloured like lava at nightfall.
Particularly in comparison with the lava lights of the
central vent the color was complete different. The
descent brought me back to the camp.
Get bored in
tent, beaten by my own
I decided to ascent
again at 2 o'clock.
it was may
possible to climb down
in the bottom of the central crater.
After arriving the rim of the crater, hundreds of
yellow-red gas flames were burning in strong contrast to
the meanwhile splendourful southern star
Also the remaining descent with the gas mask seemed not
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behind the tripod with tearing eyes and laboriously
focusing the flames a mystic and special tendency of this
environment came slowly up. In the middle of hundreds
of fauchender and
zuengelnder gas flames with
hot soles and wrapped in sulphuric clouds I expected every
moment an erupting gas bang. In connection of the biblical
hell, only Satan was still missing by appearing in one of
the flame pipes.
during the dawn again
with the view of the surrounding volcanos
the long descent followed.