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Climbing Mount Etna

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Sep. 2, 2017 -

Last week me and my wife went to Sicily for a little summer holiday. It is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, along with surrounding minor islands. It's home to Europe's largest active volcano: Mount Etna. We had a chance to visit this lava spurring monstrosity and it was quite the experience.

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One can only image the forces of nature judging by these craters.
One can only image the forces of nature judging by these craters.
An overview of the craters - notice how it is kept up to date :-)
An overview of the craters - notice how it is kept up to date :-)
The white/yellow on the Etna summit is sulphite - not gold... according to our guide
The white/yellow on the Etna summit is sulphite - not gold... according to our guide
Fresh lava, just a few months old, clearly recognisable
Fresh lava, just a few months old, clearly recognisable
Etna is big enough to see it from space (NASA Earth Observatory)
Etna is big enough to see it from space (NASA Earth Observatory)
The summit of Mount Etna
The summit of Mount Etna

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