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Climbing Sicily, Italy

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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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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
Not your typical busses. These 4x4 vehicles double as emergency escape cars in case of eruption.
Not your typical busses. These 4x4 vehicles double as emergency escape cars in case of eruption.
Fresh lava, just a few months old, clearly recognisable
Fresh lava, just a few months old, clearly recognisable
The summit of Mount Etna
The summit of Mount Etna
The view is spectacular.
The view is spectacular.
Overview of tectonic plates (image: USGS)
Overview of tectonic plates (image: USGS)

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