Ascent of Nariz del Indio on 2017-01-23

Climber: Monty VanderBilt

Date:Monday, January 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nariz del Indio
    Elevation:7385 ft / 2250 m

Ascent Trip Report

After a week of work with with Habitat for Humanity out of San Lucas, Lori and I spent a few more days on our own around Lake Atitlan. One day while staying in San Pedro we hired a guide to hike up an impressive part of the crater rim called Nariz Maya, or Indians Nose.

I thought we'd be hiking up from the lake, but it turns out you can drive to the highlands behind the mountain and then it's only a 300' climb to the top. This worked out well because Lori was coming down with a cold and wouldn't have been able to do the 2000'+ from the lake.

But once we were up I asked our guide if we could walk down the longer trail to the town and that was a very fun 2000' descent.

Note that we didn't go to the actual summit. The guide said there were some local landowner disputes and a viewpoint about 200' below the top was as far as he could take us. He said other tourists were robbed of their belongings if they continued. I wasn't in the mood for a big argument, but if you're on your own I'd suggest hiking up with minimal gear, and leave your camera and valuables hidden well somewhere along the path before pushing to the actual summit, that is if that means something to you.
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