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

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