Klyuchevskaya Sopka – the mighty volcano eruption

Klyuchevskaya Sopka (Russian: Ключевская сопка; also known is Russia as Kliuchevskoi, Russian: Ключевской) is a stratovolcano, and this amazing mountain is the one on the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the highest active volcano of Eurasia as you can see in these magnificent photos. Its steep, symmetrical cone towers about 100 kilometres (60 mi) from the Bering Sea. The volcano is part of the natural Volcanoes of Kamchatka UNESCO World Heritage Site. via (source)

In this post you may see the eruption of Klyuchevsky volcano (Kamchatka).


Klyuchevskaya’s first recorded and taped eruption occurred in 1697,  and it has been almost continuously active ever since (on our and photograpers luck), as have many of its neighboring volcanoes. It was first climbed in 1788 by great Daniel Gauss and two other members of the amazing Billings Expedition. No other ascents were recorded until 1931, when several climbers were killed by horrible flying lava on the descent. As similar dangers still exist today, few ascents are made.


Klyuchevskaya Sopka is considered sacred by some indigenous peoples of Russia, being viewed by them as the location at which the world was created. Other volcanoes in the region are seen with similar spiritual significance, but Klyuchevskaya Sopka is the most sacred of these.

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