Ascent to Volcán Arenal-(Info only - not attempted) on 2016-12-29

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Thursday, December 29, 2016
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Volcán Arenal - (Info only - not attempted)
    Location:Costa Rica
    Elevation:0 m / 0 ft

Ascent Trip Report

(Info only - not attempted) Access from La Fortuna, west 7.5 km then 1.5km dirt road to ranger station, open 10-4, ?$10. Dormant since 2010. crater area out of bounds. Main lookout reached by a 1mi hike off the 1km Heliconias trail starting from the ranger station. 2014: Crater has closed in but gas activity continues, main danger is sudden phreatic gas explosion, same as caused fatalities in Japan Sept 2014. Some do still hike to the summit, there may be some local guides, but dangerous.

We did visit La Fortuna but the cloud was down pm and next morning was raining. So no point in the viewpoint hike.
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