Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Tolbachik Volcano Eruption Continues


Russian Far East volcano Tolbachik erupts after lying dormant for 36 years, visit this region on one of our Russia 2013 voyages.

Plosky Tolbachik volcano bursts into life © Sergey Gorshkov
The Plosky Tolbachik volcano (3682m) burst into activity on November 27 with impressive lava flows of up to 10km, volcanic tremors, and ash plumes rising to almost 10,000 feet. The activity has continued with Tolbachik continuing to produce more ash plumes, active lava flows, and lava fountains at the lower vent.

Plosky Tolbachik is one of 29 active volcanoes (of approx 160 in total) scattered over Kamchatka Peninsula – a 1,250km finger of land between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean.  The region is known as the 'Land of Fire and Ice' for very good reason.  Volcanoes and numerous glaciers combine to create a spectacular ever-changing landscape.  Experts predict this recent eruption may increase in magnitude and may last for some time.

Heritage Expeditions 'Russia's Ring of Fire' voyage can take you to witness Kamchatka's impressive volcanic activity for yourself, not to mention the rich wildlife opportunities. As the most experienced and knowledgeable operator in the Kamchatka region, Heritage Expeditions offers expedition-style voyages to one of the most remote and exciting travel destinations on the planet that few have the chance to experience.

'Russia's Ring of Fire' 13-day voyage aboard the 'Spirit of Enderby' departs on 24 May 2013 starting from US $7100.

Berths are still available on this expedition to the Russian Far East.