Daredevil Roasts Marshmallow Over Lava Lake [WATCH VIDEO]

By Christine Torralba | 2 years ago
Daredevil Roasts Marshmallow Over Lava Lake [WATCH VIDEO]

For those who love to go camping, roasting marshmallows over an open fire can be a wonderful experience. But for this daredevil, it appears like a small open fire isn’t enough for him. Check out where he decided to roast his marshmallows.

After a rappel adventure down the 1,300-foot descent of Marcum Crater in Vanuatu, daredevil Simon Turner decided to take a break. Considering the fact that rappelling is both a dangerous and highly physical activity, Turner decided to grab a beer and roast some marshmallows so he could take a breather from the exhaustion that he went through. While this may be a common practice for those who love the outdoors, Turner decided to take things to the extreme and roast his marshmallows over — an active volcano.


Documenting the entire scenario was Bradley Ambrose, Turner’s friend who decided to take a video of his friend from a point-and-shoot camera. Deciding to make do with the currently available heat source, Turner opted to roast his marshmallows over a lava lake instead of starting a fire.

While you may think this is a crazy stunt, which it is, there are a number of people who really take a trip to Vanatu’s Marum Crater. According to Vanatu’s Department of Tourism, volcano tours are a pretty common adventure for people who decide to visit this part of the country. The crater from which the video was shot was from Ambrym volcano.

While lava continued to flow from the crater, the volcano has not erupted in 60 years. It does, however, spit out droplets of lava from its lake known as lapilli. Ambrose, who has already descended to the lava lake 12 times, had his previous camera equipment destroyed from the lapilli. During this trip, his point-and-shoot camera made it out unscathed.

Turner, from Christchurch, New Zealand, brought some beer and marshmallows with him during the trip. He also brought along a spare tent peg so he could effortlessly roast the marshmallows over the crater.

We dangled the marshmallow over the [lava] lake where the radiant heat was at its hottest, so it didn’t take too long to cook. It ended up being one of the most perfectly cooked marshmallows I have ever tasted. Perfect and crusty on the outside without being burned—it had just the right amount of a gooey center, but without getting it all over your fingers. (via The Weather Channel)

Check out the video below.

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