Mount Erebus is the highest volcano in Antarctica and one of the most dangerous climbing objectives on Earth. It is one of only two active volcanoes that are accessible for climbing, and it’s also the most active volcano in Antarctica.
But before you embark on this epic adventure, there are a few things you should know. First, the hike is not for the faint-hearted. It requires a high level of physical fitness and stamina as you will be trekking for several hours over rugged terrain. Fitness and Stamina is required for other mountain too like Everest, Mera Peak, Lobuche, Ama Dablam, Island peak and Aconcagua.
The weather conditions in Antarctica may be extreme. It can be unpredictable too. So, you need to be well-prepared with appropriate gear and clothing.
The mountain was first climbed in 1856 by a British expedition led by Sir James Clark Ross, who named it after his ship, HMS Erebus. However, Mount Erebus has been inactive for over a century—until recently, that is. In 2016, mountaineers from around the world gathered in an attempt to climb the mountain, hoping to learn more about how and why it became so active again. The expedition was successful, resulting in a new record for fastest ascent time on Mount Everest at just 2 hours and 20 minutes.
The mountain’s crater lake is filled with ice up to 300 feet thick, making it one of the most dangerous places on Earth. Temperature inside this lake can reach as high as 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit), which means you’ll need warm clothing and a lot of water if you want to climb there at all!
Mount Erebus’ crater contains several mountains, which are considered to be active volcanoes. These mountains are mostly composed of ice and snow, but there are also some rocks that have been exposed due to erosion from lava flows from previous eruptions. The summit of Mount Erebus has been active since the last ice age around 11000 years ago, which makes it one of the youngest volcanoes on Earth!