Named Night Online News Editor for The Augusta Chronicle in February 2010. Responsible for laying out story priority and positioning on the site Wednesday-Sunday nights. So if you like what you see, thank me, and if you don't like what you see, let me know. Started working as an online producer at The Augusta Chronicle in August of 2006. Favorite news memories include meeting James Brown at the 2006 Toy Giveaway days before he died, live blogging the 2009 Masters tournament from the media center at Augusta National and anytime someone in power got in trouble because we caught them doing something they weren't supposed to be doing.
Posted October 4, 2010 09:51 pm - Updated October 4, 2010 09:53 pm

A fiery reception

Video of extreme climber Drew Bristol descending into an active volcano is making waves on the 'Net, drawing claims of Photoshopping, insanity or some combination of the two.


The climber was part of a team lead by filmmaker/volcanologist Geoff Mackley, who was attempting to capture video of an active volcano with a touch of humanity added for dramatic effect. The video was shot at Marum Volcano at Ambrym Island in Vanuatu, located in the Pacific Ocean about 400 miles from Australia.


Nobody can say this guy needs to get out more, just check out his website. And resume. He shoots the news video nobody else will shoot, and had his own Discovery Channel reality show based on his exploits. Weather Channel guys on location in a hurricane? Boring.


Just think: In ten years, the X-Games will have an event where guys do skateboard tricks over volcanos like this.


References to Lord of the Rings were running rampant in the comments.


Credit: GrindTV blog