A daredevil took “roasting on an open fire” to a whole new level – heating up his marshmallows over a 1 100ºC lava lake after descending 305m inside Vanuatu volcano.

Bradley Ambrose filmed colleague Simon Turner as the two descended towards a lava lake inside Marcum Crater.

Turner, from Christchurch, New Zealand, wanted to make the trip more memorable so brought a bottle of beer and some marshmallows to roast.

He used a spare tent peg which he took with him on the 400m descent towards the lava lake, where temperatures reached more than 1 100ºC.

A seasoned volcano expert, Ambrose has made the descent 12 times – almost 5km of rappelling.

Ambrose, who shot the footage with a point-and-shoot camera, said droplets of lava spat from the lake, known as lapilli, have destroyed camera equipment and burnt him in the past.

“It was one of the most perfectly-cooked marshmallows I have tasted. Crusty on the outside without being burnt – it had just the right amount of a gooey centre but without getting it all over your fingers.

“We dangled the marshmallow out over the lake where the radiant heat was at its hottest, so it didn’t take too long to cook.”

Daily Mail