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Expedition Indonesia 2022

Three volcanoes, three unbelievable adventures. The world is reopening and our expeditions are again in full swing. It’s a great feeling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMcxQopfG2k Indonesia is home to more volcanoes than any other country in the world. Better still, many of them are active. Prior to Covid we would ...

Expedition Vanuatu 2022

Spending an entire week on top of an active volcano and filming closer than ever before. Vanuatu finally announced the reopening of their borders and with that, Geoff Mackley, Justin Noonan and myself headed to Tanna Island, to spend an entire week at the top of ...

Secret locations and phenomena in Auckland

Over the past couple of years, I have combed through almost every stretch of the Auckland Region in search of some truly remarkable locations and phenomena. Places that Aucklander’s would never believe are in their own backyard.  It’s been a journey stretching thousands of kilometres on ...

Ruapehu shows ongoing signs of unrest

Last week, Geonet raised Ruapehu's Volcanic Alert Level to Level 2. A new crater lake heating phase has begun, accompanied by strong volcanic seismicity. Ruapehu typically undergoes heating and cooling cycles, reaching upwards of 40°C before cooling to below 20°C. This pattern is not unusual. ...

Chasing Cyclone Dovi

On February 8th, Tropical Cyclone 11P developed into a Cat 1 (Australian Scale) near Vanuatu and was named Dovi. After causing flooding and landslides in Vanuatu, Dovi began its march southwards, impacting New Caledonia. On February 10th, it was upgraded to a Cat 3. With ...

Ambrym Reawakens

Breaking news today - Ambrym Volcano (Vanuatu) has erupted. On Dec 15 2018, a large eruptive episode brought about the destruction of the famed lava lakes of Ambrym (Benbow and Marum). The prominent glows from each crater turned to darkness and all was silent. What was ...

Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Images & Video

Much of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcanic island has been destroyed as a result of the Jan 15 eruption. Extreme Pursuit landed on the island back in 2016 during an expedition to Tonga. We have decided to publish our entire library of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai images and ...

Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai Eruption

When we landed on Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai back in 2016, we could have never foreseen that this unknown volcano in a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean would be the site of one of the world’s biggest eruptions since Pinatubo - and make global headlines. For ...

Into the snowmageddon

With 50-70cm of snow forecast to drop in a day, we headed for Christchurch and onto the Lewis Pass, with New Zealand's best storm chasing vehicle. (more…)

Tornado rips through South Auckland

A freak tornado ripped through the suburb of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand this morning. Multiple houses have been destroyed, roofs lifted and powerlines down everywhere. Local residents explained at about 8.30am there was a huge clap of thunder, followed by roofs lifting and debris flying ...