2014 October

10-11 October 2014.

 

Photos:  15 available in format/size: Some photos taken with a Canon EOS-6D, Lumia-1020 and Ipod 5. 100+ photos not presented on the webpage. 

Activity levels at Semeru have picked up pace the last months, as was observed visually and also seen trough continious hotspot activity by the MODIS thermal monitoring system. Activity level looked similar to my visit on in August and September. On this visit I made it to the summit, and observed the growing lava dome, moderate degassing and frequent mild strombolian eruptions that sent material up to heights of 50-100meter above the crater. Rumbling sounds was heard constantly, presumably from the pressure released during the degassing and strombolian events.

Unfortunatly I did not have the opportunity to document my nighttime-observations from the summit, as my porter carrying my camera gear wasnt able to reach the summit, so the only camera I had available on the summit was on a phone. 🙁

The peak of Semeru seen from Ranu Pani village.
The peak of Semeru seen from Ranu Pani village.

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Lake Ranu Kombolo
Lake Ranu Kombolo
Lake Ranu Kombolo
Lake Ranu Kombolo
Peak of Semeru seen from Kali-mati (basecamp)
Peak of Semeru seen from Kali-mati (basecamp)

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Aerial view from drone.
Aerial view from drone.
Peak of Semeru with the centre of the Milky Way.
Peak of Semeru with the centre of the Milky Way.
 Milky way after sunset.
Milky way after sunset.
The Jonggring Saloko crater of Semeru.
The Jonggring Saloko crater of Semeru.
Panorama view of the crater area.
Panorama view of the crater area.
Panorama view towards the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru national park. Bromo steaming in the far distance.
Panorama view towards the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru national park. Bromo steaming in the far distance.
Trekking up Semeru.
Trekking up Semeru.

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