Ascent of Volcán Pacaya on 2018-11-12
|Date:||Monday, November 12, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Elevation:||7710 ft / 2350 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPacaya 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|
| Gain on way in:||1476 ft / 449 m|
| Start Trailhead:||6234 ft / 1900 m|
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