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Yep, this dude just rappeled into an active volcano

Hiking into a volcano is one thing. Jumping into one that's about to erupt, well, that's quite another.

Although, apparently, not for George Kourounis, a professional storm chaser, the intrepid host of the show Angry Planet, and an all-round insane dude; in reply to a colleague's challenge, he recently donned a heat suit and rappelled into the mouth of Marum Crater, a very much active volcano on Ambrym Island in the South Pacific Ocean.

In fact, it was so hot that his camera melted!

And of course, he took a volcano selfie.

You can watch Kourounis's death-wish in the video below. Just try not to flinch...

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.