Tanzania part 1 : Ol Doinyo Lengai expedition,

June 27 - July 6, 2004

Gallery 1 Travel to Ol Doinyo Lengai

Gallery 7 Wildlife around Lengai

Gallery 2 Lake Natron & Ol Doinyo Lengai

Gallery 8 Close up

Gallery 3 Ascent, crater map and camp

Gallery 9 Lava lake adventure

Gallery 4 Active north crater

Gallery 10 People on Lengai

Gallery 5 Eruptions by day

Slide show

Gallery 6 Eruptions by night

Links to other Lengai websites

9 Our T56B Lava Lake Adventure

T56B is a cone that is partly collapsed, showing its interiour. Through a small hole a massive lava lake was visible if you were almost inside the crater. You could feel heat radiation and vibrations from big gas bubbles coming to the surface. But there was a little risk involved observing all this; this  cone T56B is very unstable so big chunks were falling off the roof, and the platform we all stood on was suddenly gone with a big noise, only 40 minutes after Ge Beijers left this platform......      

    Previous Gallery 8 : Closeups  

Next Gallery 10 : People on Lengai



All images on this site are copyright ŠPatrick Koster and can not be used without permission.
This site was last updated 23-Oct-2004