Ascent of Volcán de Agua on 2011-12-21

Climber: Ken Jones

Date:Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán de Agua
    Elevation:12339 ft / 3760 m

Ascent Trip Report

Note: Due to battery issues, the attached GPS track does not get around to the west side of the crater rim where Google shows the highest contour. However, I believe that the highest rock is in the vicinity of the end of the track on the north side of the rim and the Google contours are inaccurate.

We started at the main village plaza in Santa Maria de Jesus on this KE Adventures trip. We had three Guatemalan guides, eight clients, and two "tourist police" officers from Antigua to provide security. Basically, this is a long walk up a trail (with lots of litter) to a summit with many towers and buildings - as well as trees, which make it hard to determine with certainty where the highest point on the crater rim actually lies.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5614 ft / 1711 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Trailhead:Plaza, Santa Maria de Jesus  6791 ft / 2069 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ken Jones
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. accepts NO responsibility or liability from use of this data.

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