REBLOG: Expediciòn Acatenango: The Ring of Fire

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Wednesday 21 January, 2015 by Uncle Spike

I’ve done some crazy things in my time, but this post by Daniel Sellers really took me back. It’s a very interesting read, as he takes us through some of the personal battles faced when trekking up a 13,045ft (3,976m) volcano!

The Adventure Born

When I reached the summit of Kilimanjaro three years ago, I felt like I could accomplish anything. To this day, it is still the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.

My friend Lionel, who I met in Monterrico during Christmas, had planned on climbing one of the many volcanoes in Guatemala called Volcan Acatenango. It’s one of the tallest volcanoes in the Ring of Fire standing tall at 13,045ft (3,976m) near it’s very active neighbor Volcan Fuego. Lionel invited me for the expedition in which I gladly accepted. I’ve never hiked anything like this before! Ben would also be coming along for the climb.

This is Fuego. The volcano (not pictured) to the right of it is higher and the one we would be climbing! This is Fuego. The volcano (not pictured) to the right of it is higher and the one we would be climbing!

Acatenango can be hiked in one day. It takes the average person up to six hours to reach…

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