Solo volcano hike

'You are alone? That's very dangerous (peligroso)', the old Guatemalan lady said to me in Spanish. I hesitantly jumped off the chicken bus in San Martin, half believing the lady and worrying about my safety. I followed the signs to the volcano laguna and met a local at the bridge. I asked him if I... Continue Reading →

Active volcano hike

Volcano Acatenango (3976m) is the third largest volcano in central America, so when the opportunity arose for me to hike up it and camp with a view of the neighbouring active volcano Fuego (3,763) and the dormant volcano Agua, I could barely refuse. The hike began through farmland, which presented us with a vertical climb... Continue Reading →

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