15 Volcanoes. 6 Scientists. 1 Land Rover.
Trail by Fire is a team of early career volcanologists planning an ambitious expedition to the South American Andes, as proud recipients of the eighth annual bursary from Land Rover, in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers).
Their objective is to provide the first accurate and large-scale estimate of the flux of volatile species (H2O, H2, CO2, CO, SO2, H2S, HCl, HF, and more) emitted by volcanoes of the Nazca subduction zone. The journey will take them from the high peaks of Peru to the Southern tip of Chile, travelling on some of the Earth’s highest roads, and climbing some of the Earth's tallest volcanoes.
Cactus is helping out by providing some Supertrousers and other tough gear (this photo taken was obviously pre-Supertrouser-arrival) but hopefully, we'll get some gnarly Supertrouser photos along the journey.
They are documenting their trip on their website here. You'll also be able to read more in-depth what they're up to. We'll also keep you updated here and Facebook. What a wicked adventure!