Skiing over cold lava: Italian thrill seekers zoom down Mt Etna (VIDEO)
Tomasello, a self-described free rider, works as a ski instructor
at Les Trois Vallées, in France, but in the summer acts as a tour
guide on the 3,350-meter-high Mount Etna. The official tours,
however, do not apparently include a rapid ski down the lava.
Head camera footage, courtesy of the skiers, shows them descending as if on snow, at incredible speeds.
The footage has since gone viral: Tomasello uploaded the footage to Vimeo on Monday and it has already garnered some 50,000 views from awestruck audiences.
Mount Etna erupts on a regular basis and has a variety of eruption styles, ranging from explosions on the summit to lower-down flank eruptions.
Because of the frequency of eruptions – on average once every 1.7 years, but every year (excluding 2007) since 2001 – the volcano’s height is always fluctuating.