8.11.1 Acatenango (hike)December 13, 2018 in Guatemala ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C
Because it was so awesome and beautiful, I will make two posts about the volcano hike on Acatenango.
The story is, that at the end of November the volcano Fuego (fire) erupted. As a matter of fact, Acatenango’s peak and the one of Fuego are more or less 2 km apart, which makes Acatenango a perfect spot for hobby photographers, nature-fanatics or people simply looking for a wonderful view.
Besides the medium difficulty (my opinion) of hiking to the basecamp, which was the worst I have ever been to, the biggest challenges are the cold up there (really really cold) and the 1 hour hike at 4 am in the morning from the basecamp to the peak of the volcano. The last 200 m are mainly 5 mm grained dirt; Meaning you take one step upwards and slide two downwards. Really exhausting to get to the 3900 m high peak.
Nevertheless, it is worth it because the sunrise is beautiful. And the other volcano (Fuego) as well ... stay tuned for the second post!Read more