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Ascent of Volcán Pacaya on 2018-11-12

Climber: James Stone

Date:Monday, November 12, 2018
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Peak:Volcán Pacaya
    Location:Guatemala
    Elevation:7710 ft / 2350 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pacaya is particularly active at the moment. A climb to the summit is prohibited. In fact, an attempt could lead to death.

We started from the park office and gained just over 400m of ascent. From our high point we listened to the regular dull thud of explosions and watched rocks and lava being hurled into the air. Rocks then bounced down leaving puffs of dust. The red glow of a couple of streams of lava could also be seen slowly making their way down.

A spectacular sight. I doubt whether those claiming to have made the summit on this site have in fact done so - at least in recent times.

Further info and pics in this blog
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1476 ft / 449 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1476 ft / 449 m
    Start Trailhead:6234 ft / 1900 m
Descent Statistics



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