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S3-E5: Whakaari – the smouldering dragon

WARNING – fatalities are discussed.

Alan explains the current court case concerning the Whakaari / White Island volcano and discusses thrill-based recreational activities that can subject tourists to catastrophic events. “The island was smouldering like a magic dragon,” Sara elaborates. “I’ve been there!” exclaims Trajce. Trajce recounts his motivation to visit Whakaari by chartered helicopter and the out-of-this-world experiences where the lava looked like neon ooze from outer space. The team debate the cultural approaches to risk-taking and the thrill of it all in sport and recreation. Trajce explains that ‘violenti non fit injuria’, a voluntary acceptance of risk, is not often upheld in the courts. Sara challenges, “How do you really prepare people for the risk realities?” as she relays a sibling teenage escapade made for American college movies.