In what may be a first for the volcanic peak, a marriage engagement officially began on Eyjafjallajökull.
Professional poker player Eugene Katchalov, visiting Iceland with his girlfriend Anna, visited the peak of Eyjafjallajökull with videography in tow. This was not, however, to be an ordinary trip to the top of a recently-active volcano.
“After a month of planning and trying to keep my plans secret from my girlfriend Anna (not an easy thing), everything turned out better than I could have imagined!,” he wrote in the description of the video below. “During our weeklong trip to Iceland we took a helicopter tour and landed on top of the famous Eyjafjallajökull mountain that erupted in 2010 and caused multi-day flight cancellations in Europe and the U.S. As far as Anna knew we were just posing for a picture, but I warned our very friendly pilot of my true intentions and he made this wonderful video of this moment that we’ll always remember :)”
Below you can watch the moment unfold as he proposes on bended knee, in what looks and sounds like considerable wind.