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The Magic Vault - Black Giant
Description: Commander George Dyott and his expedition narrowly escape from an eruption of the Imbabura volcano.
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Clip #: TFA-335A
Length: 10:15
Year: 1932
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1930s
Region: South America
Country: Ecuador
Subject: Volcanos
Original: 16mm
1930s, Ecuador, "magic vault" opening and Commander George Dyott walking inside, Commander Dyott opening movie film canister and looking at film, Imbabura volcano, Riobamba, street scenes, market, pedestrians, Ecuadorian men working as porters for Dyott expedition, young boy holding puppy, Dyott expedition to Imbabura volcano setting off, winding mountain trail, mules being ridden and used to carry supplies, deep gorge, rapids, waterfall, expedition members climbing mountainside on foot through deep fog and rain, expedition setting up camp in sheltered area, cloud obscured Imbabura summit with steam pouring out of crater, steep climb to summit, mountain climbing, jets of steam rising from amongst rocks, expedition members approaching Chimborazo main crater, active volcano with increasing steam and wind, expedition members suddenly running away from crater right before it erupts, expedition members walking through fumes and dust in search of victims, survivors gathered and waiting for conditions to improve, pool of molten lava in volcano crater, survivors departing from volcano and descending mountainside towards camp, rocks rolling down slopes, low angle heavy smoke clouds rising from volcano, “magic vault” closing

Imbabura is an inactive stratovolcano in northern Ecuador. Although it has not erupted for at least 14,000 years, it is not thought to be extinct. Imbabura is intermittently capped with snow and has no permanent glaciers.

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