video : Sebastian Alvarez .. From 11 thousand feet to the house of the devil .. Chile storms the crater of a volcano
A Chilean adventurer jumped from a helicopter at 11,000 feet and crossed the 656-foot-wide Villarrica crater, known as the "Devil's House" in Chile.
Sebastian Alvarez, 36, who started his career in the Air Force, teamed up with his colleague Danny Roman to fly through the active and dangerous crater.
A video clip posted by the official "Redbull" channel on YouTube showed Alvarez succeeding in entering and exiting the volcano, penetrating smoke at a speed of more than 100 miles per hour.
He said that this work was the most complex and dangerous in his life, noting that the mental preparation was the most difficult, especially as he found himself through a wall when performing his reckless jump, before he succeeded in getting out of the crater intact.
He explained that there are factors that can be controlled, such as training, and sometimes the weather, but there are other factors outside of control and expectation, such as the activity of the volcano.
Fellow skydiver Danny Roman, who filmed this amazing feat, said he thought he had gone crazy when he told him what he was going to do.
Roman recalled, "What Seba did was he flew himself into an active crater with only his body, without an engine, wrapped in a little cloth."
For his part, the adventurer Alvarez confirmed that he completed 500 jumps in preparation for his exciting move, and when he looked at the volcano before jumping from the plane, he thought for a while that he would not complete the task because of the smoke and strong winds.
Villarrica is located near the tourist resort of Pucon, about 460 miles south of the capital, Santiago, and is one of the most active volcanoes in South America.
In March 2015, more than 3,000 people were evacuated from the area before the volcano spewed ash and lava 3,000 feet into the air.