Nyiragongo Video

As part of my multimedia article focussing on Nyiragongo, an active volcano in the Congo, I’ve edited a short video. The documentary describes the climb to the summit, the latest volcano eruption in 2002 affecting Goma, and von Götzen’s historic Nyiragongo expedition in 1894.

Being part of the Virunga mountains, Nyiragongo’s crater holds Earth’s largest lava lake. The Virunga volcanoes are part of the East African Rift which is the largest seismically active rift system on Earth today.