Erta Ale

Erta Ale climb 2008

Erta Ale climb 2008
Wells at Dodom, the Afar village at Erta Ale's foot, from where we started our climb.
Erta Ale climb 2008
Sunset at Dodom; our 10km long climb will start the following morning.
Erta Ale climb 2008
Our camel caravan is underway on the western flank of Erta Ale shield volcano (left).
Erta Ale climb 2008
Afar warriors will protect us, against rebels, during the expedition.
Erta Ale climb 2008
Tom makes it clear who the leader is during this trip!
Erta Ale climb 2008
Remarkable hornitos on a fissure from a recent flank eruption of Erta Ale.
Erta Ale climb 2008
We arrive at shelters on the western rim of Erta Ale's caldera.
Erta Ale climb 2008
Our first view of the shiny lava crust on Erta Ale's lava lake in the southern pit.
Erta Ale climb 2008
After we have spent three days and nights on the volcano, the camels are back for our descent.
Erta Ale climb 2008
At noon, we find the first hut where we recover after the long and strenuous walk.
Erta Ale climb 2008
Curious Afar girls welcome us, once again, in the village of Dodom.
Erta Ale climb 2008
This Afar boy is curious to see how we will handle another night sleeping under the stars.
Photos by Marco Fulle, taken with 10.5mm and 16mm fisheye lens, 24-85mm zoom and digital single lens reflex camera.