Activity one begins on your preference, the ways of getting to the summit of Marum vary immensely from a chartered aircraft, a helicopter ride to the top or a walk up from a Village on Ambrym and all of these options can be mixed and matched to anyone’s preference. When you Finally reach the summit of Marum you will most likely be met be a fully functional camp completed with shower tents, toilet tents and a shelter where cooking and eating will take place. On this first activity it would be our pleasure to guide you safety to the very edge of the crater where you can peer into the depths of Marum into the heart of the Earth.
Marum is a very illusive destination and that we cannot forget, one day up here you could be experiencing the most vigorous and harsh weather you could imagine and yet the next day you could be basking in the sun and the wonderful view that is Marum. We would highly recommend you to stick through the worst of it until you see what you came to see. The cost of the expedition drops dramatically once you find yourself up the top, so why leave early with out even a tease of what’s to come.
The second activity we offer though is for anyone with a sense of adventure. Here, if you do not already have basic rope skills, we will teach them to you in order to complete a one hundred meter abseil into Marum. Your guides will set one hundred meters of rope down the eastern ridge where you will make an easy, gently decent downwards. When you finally reach the 100m mark one of our photographers will be ready to shoot you right into the history books. From there you will be connected to your guide and towed up the hill by one of our many act safe machines, you will feel like superman walking up out of the volcano. When you get back to camp you will be able to enjoy wireless Internet, a warm meal and a nice hot shower.
Our third option is not for the light hearted and we recommend having some basic rope skills and having some level of fitness. Here we want to share with you the most amazing show on Earth from less than 50m away. We want to take you down a 400m cliff to where you can experience the true power of Nature. If you are feeling a little rusty we would be more than happy to throw you on the easy slope for a couple of rounds first and if you are feeling adventurous we can even teach you to operate one of our many act safe’s where you can take control of your own ascent out of Marum. When you reach the bottom of the 400m-drop we will safely guide you to the very edge of the inner crater, as close as humanly possible. You will be able to gaze at the Lava Lake from the safety of a full heat suit; you will also breathe freely from a fire fighter grade breathing apparatus. When you can no longer withstand the heat or simply run out of air you will be towed back up out of Marum and into the safety of base camp.