I wonder if the interest in volcano tourism will drop as the death toll increases in Kiso Japan. Toxic fumes are erupting from Mount Ontake, and rescue attempts to reach climbers have been difficult.
This raises several issue. Should rescues even take place? Is it fair to risk the life of rescuers attempting to get some recreators off the mountain. I don't know.
But in the meantime, I will continue to be a volcano tourist. Photo is western flank of Arenal in Costa Rica.