Donning a silver-colored, heat-resistant suit, Sims quickly scaled the steep spatter cone
, making his way to the freshly deposited lava rocks along the lake's edge that had been molten just 30 minutes earlier.
It includes dramatic volcano footage, including a picture of a spatter cone
, a steep hill of welded lava erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii.
are next on the agenda and fun to look at.
On the first landing, wooden stairs led to superb views on Bartolome where we looked out to surrounding islands and the many lava spatter cones
, remnants of volcanic activity.
Hummocky ridges are formed when the fissure eruption becomes confined to several vents along its length, similar to spatter cones
or spatter ramparts that form along fissures in Iceland and Hawaii.
Beginners who do the entire loop may want to take it clockwise so they climb rather than descend the steep section near Spatter Cones
- especially in icy conditions.