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Adventurer breaks lava-travelling record for Women’s Day

Published:Thursday | March 11, 2021 | 12:04 AMBANG Bizarre

An adventurer broke a Guinness World Record by traversing over a volcanic lava lake.

Karina Oliani, who previously became the first Brazilian woman to climb the K2 mountain, was suspended in a protective suit as she travelled more than 300 feet across the rope with the lava boiling below.

She said: "Since I was a very little kid, I was always fascinated by nature and big challenges. And I thought, what could be a bigger challenge than traversing the largest lava lake on Earth?"

The record was confirmed on Monday (08.03.21) to coincide with International Women's Day and Oliani hopes to inspire other females with her achievement.

She explained: "I hope that all the things I have accomplished in my life today can empower girls and women from all over the world to go after their dreams. I hope by watching me they go: 'If this girl was able to do that, I can also do whatever I put my mind to!'"