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Ascent of Volcán Atitlán on 2012-12-06

Climber: Ken Jones

Others in Party:Karen Jones
Bob Packard
local guides
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán Atitlán
    Location:Guatemala
    Elevation:11604 ft / 3536 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took a truck from Santiago de Atitlan up about 300 vertical feet above the lake and walked trails to camp above the Atitlan/Toliman saddle. In the morning, walked to the summit and reversed our steps.

I have no track for this one because we'd been told that bandits were active on the mountain. We left money, passport, electronics locked up in Panajachel. But we were told by the guide service in Santiago that the bandits were caught a couple of months ago, shamed in front of the town, and are now locked up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:6355 ft / 1937 m
    Total Elevation Loss:6355 ft / 1936 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:6355 ft / 1937 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6191 ft / 1887 m; Extra: 164 ft / 49m
    Loss on way in:164 ft / 49 m
    Route:trails
    Start Trailhead:Farm road  5413 ft / 1649 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:6191 ft / 1887 m
    Route:trails
    End Trailhead:Farm road  5413 ft / 1649 m



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