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VEI was founded in December 1997 as a specialized travel-company for expedition and trekking to active volcanoes worldwide. Christoph Weber started already as a child visiting active volcanoes and he can count more than 250 volcanoes to be visited by him today. He has eyewitnessed many of them with spectacular eruptions. Volcanoes, such as Etna, Stromboli and Oldoinyo Lengai are called "second home" by Chris. Some of his greatest travel challenges were in the Rep. of Kongo (Nyiragongo), Ethiopia (Erta Ale), Chile (Nevado Ojos , 6893 m), Nicaragua, Tonga, Guatemala and Columbia.

Filming and Foto documentation is one of our main goals. There is for sure no hand full of folks around the world as experienced in practical volcano logistics as Chris Weber. He knows how to get (and to get back alive) to the most unique, remoted and fantastic places to see and feel the active volcanism.

Chris private challenges - such as hang gliding, triathlon and marathon competition, deep water diving and high speed mountain running accomplish his outstanding position in outdoor (volcano) activities.

Chris mit Staubmaske
Christoph Weber VEI zu Pferd Gleitschirmfliegen Montserrat, von Marc
Hey volcano folks! Sure, the style may change over the years, but let's hang out as usuall with our goal on acitve volcanoes and it's attraction and fun. No matter if by walking, on horse, into the air, or under water!
Abenteuer mit VEI Chris Weber Tauchen
Etna, von Marc 2011!
Christoph Weber Vulkane

Frank O. Lehmann
Frank on Lengai
A happy guest in
it's element.
We simply do our best!

... I went on a trip with Chris to Lengai in Tanzania; this was the most amazing trip in my life. First, Chris is a real authentic and charismatic vulcano expert who is always happy to share information and allows everyone to get the best of him all the time. Second, the trip was quite exhausitng, nevertheless, he motivated me to do it and got me up and down safely. Third, Chris is very liked by the locals in Tanzania which allows the fellow travellers to have access to a world not open to the Abercrombie's. A lot of preparation goes into the trekking tours. Chris himself enjoys it very much and as such is a guarantor for an unusual, exciting holiday experience. Hope this does not change a long time. Myself, I am looking into Costa Rica for 2005.

Frank O Lehmann, London, UK, 16. Feb 2004
p.s.: If anyone likes to write to me with questions:


excursions to active volcanoes worldwide


The following tabel gives you a breve look on CHRIS mountain experiences!
Only mountains above 5000 meters are listed and might be hiked several times.
CHILENevado Ojos6893solo3 days (usually 5 days)2004YES
CHILELlullaillaco6739guide of team5 days2008YES
CHILETupungato6570solo6 days2012NO
CHILESan Pedro6170team2 days (usually 4 days)2008YES
CHILESan Pablo6130team2 days2008YES
CHILELicancabur5916solo1 days2004YES
ECUADORCotopaxi5911solo2 days2009NO
TANSANIAKilimanjaro5895guide of team6 days (min 17 hours)2012NO
CHILEPutana5890team2 days2008YES
CHILEOllague5868drive & hike (team)1 days2008NO
CHILESan Jose5856solo3 days2012YES
CHILEAzufre5650team0,5 days2008NO
CHILELascar5600guide of team0,5 days2008YES
MEXICOPopocatepetl5465solo0,5 days2001NO
MEXICOIzta5286solo0,5 days1999NO
CHILEIrruputuncu5200guide of team0,5 days2012YES
TURKEYArarat5200group4 days2014NO
By the way, CHRIS has compleated a full IRONMAN with 10:52 hours in 2014. That was only a peak of keeping in shape!

Contact und address:

Volcano Expeditions International

Please note, that Chris may not be in the office during most VEI-excursions. Because of this, a repley to you could take some time - sorry fot that.

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