The 25-year-old had visited the Dukono volcano in Indonesia last year, to face and overcome his childhood fear of lava.

Hyderabad volcano man conquers fear yet again explores active Mount Agung in Bali
news Human interest Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 14:28

Less than a year after he visited the Dukono volcano in Indonesia, a Hyderabad resident has explored yet another volcano – Mount Agung in Bali.

Mount Agung erupted recently, in November last year, and Sai Teja Peddineni decided to explore the volcano when it was active.

Born in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, 25-year-old Sai was raised in Kothagudem in Telangana. His family shifted to Hyderabad when he was in Class 8.

“I started programming at the age of 11 and was really into ethical hacking. I began my B Tech but dropped out because I wanted to do other things. I even worked as a tech analyst for a while and set up an entrepreneurial company,” Sai had told TNM last year.

“I was frustrated that I wasn’t doing anything new. I wanted a ‘kick’ out of life in a way. For a little while, I travelled around Telangana, Andhra, Karnataka and other states, but it wasn’t enough,” he added.

According to Sai, volcano exploration is similar to extreme adventure activities like skydiving or scuba diving, only a little more dangerous. He also points out that no one from India had tried it, so it was all the more appealing.

Last year when Sai visited the Dukono volcano, he said that he had a fear of lava from his childhood and decided that the time had come for him to face it.

See pictures from his latest volcano exploration below.

Also Read: I was afraid of lava, so I decided to conquer my fear: Meet the 'volcano man' of Hyderabad


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