Gorely From Camp
For two weeks this summer, a group of scientists is hiking to two remote Russian volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, to collect rocks and carry them back to laboratories for testing. The researchers are hoping to pinpoint the dates of the massive volcanic explosions that have brought down the Gorely and Mutnovsky volcanoes several times over the course of hundreds of thousands of years.
Each time one of the mountains collapses, it slowly builds itself back up, only to repeat the process of destruction and rebirth once again.
Here, the view from the researchers' camp. Gorely is the mountain in the distance.