By Crystal Chung @crystalkchung

A DAREDEVIL takes adventure to a whole new level as he becomes one of the first people to snowboard down an erupting volcano

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Fearless: Thrill-seeker, Keow Wee Loong prepares to snowboard down Mount Bromo volcano

Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong first visited Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, in 2015 - where he came up with the daring plan.

The active volcano has been erupting since December 2015 and is currently a 'No Enter, Danger Zone' with an Level 3 alert warning - only one short of the highest level.

Keow, 27, planned the adventure after a previous visit to Mount Bromo in 2015

The 27-year-old said: “I visited Bromo last year and I thought it would be a great idea to get pictures and video of myself snowboarding down an erupting volcano.

"When I was there I thought to myself that it would be fairly possible to do.”

Drone footage captures an incredible shot of the daredevil preparing to snowboard

At 2,329 metres high, Mount Bromo is one of the most visited tourist attractions in East Java and belongs to the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park.

The fearless snapper camped beside the volcano for nine nights in February 2016 with fellow thrill-seekers Chin Khan Khan and Alvin Tung, who helped to capture his incredible feat.

Although the expedition itself was mostly a thrilling experience, Keow who is also an ambassador for Johnnie Walker in Malaysia, said: “I felt mixed emotions of excitement and fear throughout the two days.

The photographer said that one of the biggest challenges was facing the heat and not the snowboarding itself

"Camping below the volcano was difficult and I came down with a fever and a flu. But being one of the first people in the world to snowboard down this erupting volcano kept me excited.

“We woke up each morning at 3.30am to sneak into the grounds, this meant it was dark and I would have less of a chance of being caught.

Mount Bromo is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia

"We just had to wait for the right moment to pull our stunt."

Unfortunately the adventurer and his two accomplices were caught twice by security - who deleted their images and footage each time.

Loong's trip to Mount Bromo lasted ten days with him being caught by security on the first and last day

“I was spotted on the first day of our trip and also on the very last day and had a lot of my footage deleted. No visitor has been allowed to enter the danger zone since December 2015,” Keow added.

“Avoiding the patrol at Mount Bromo was difficult, we had to hide our camp behind a tree."

The thrill-seeker was also severely burnt during his time on Mount Bromo due to the extremely high temperatures around the volcano.

Incredible feat: Keow sits on the volcano as he takes a break from snowboarding

He said: “The hardest part of this was not actually snowboarding down Mount Bromo but the temperature itself.

"On top of the volcano it is really hot when the volcanic ash is bursting out from the crater. As a result of this I have some serious burns on my skin now.

“It was also really cold at night with extremely strong winds, thick sulphuric ashes with sand particles blowing everywhere.

With the volcanic ash bursting out from the crater, Keow made sure to wear a gas mask once on top of the volcano

"We could feel the ground movement below Mount Bromo every half an hour."

Keow Wee Loong has also embarked on other near-impossible challenges such as scaling some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers in Hong Kong and Dubai.

Keow Wee Loong has also embarked on other near-impossible challenges such as scaling some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers

The adrenaline junkie even has his own motto which he often shares when encouraging others to step out of their comfort zone: “Be the first person to do something that has not been done by others, put your dream in motion and let joy take you further”.

To take a look at Keow’s other adventures, follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uglykiwi