Peter Day sits at the crater’s edge, on Mount Tambora, on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Pictures: Antony Dickson

A descent to hellish depths: inside the crater of Mount Tambora, volcano that wiped out a summer and triggered a famine

The 1815 eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Tambora volcano was the most powerful in almost two millennia. A rare visit to its imposing caldera requires stamina, care and all the water you can carry

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Peter Day sits at the crater’s edge, on Mount Tambora, on the Indonesian island of Sumbawa. Pictures: Antony Dickson
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