Japanese Mountain Climbers Flee When Mountain Erupts

September 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM Leave a comment

When you’re hiking in the mountains, particularly above tree line, and an electrical storm moves in, the first thing you should do is get the hell Off.  The.  Mountain.  That’s happened to me many times.  It’s scary.  But that’s been put into a bit of a different perspective by this:

Japan Volcano Mt Ontake Erupts, Injuring Climbers and Forcing Evacuations

At least one person has been seriously injured following an eruption at Japan’s Mount Ontake volcano.

Several others, including mountain climbers caught out by the sudden and unexpected eruption on Saturday, have also been reported injured according to Japanese media reports.

A number of people have been evacuated from a mountain lodge near to the volcano while hundreds remain stranded. Aircraft have had their routes diverted.

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And this:

(Via.)

Wow!

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