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Man vs. Volcano

Mt. Nyiragongo, Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo: Mt. Nyiragongo's lava lake is the largest in the world. The temperatures of the magma within can reach 1,000 degrees Celsius.
Journey into the mouth of Africa's most active volcano, Nyiragongo, and stand on the shore of the world's largest lava lake. Join an expedition with a National Geographic Magazine photographer and an international team of scientists as they reach the volcano's summit a near-vertical 11,385 feet and then rappel directly into its mouth 1,300 feet nearly the height of the Empire State Building.