Hiking Acatenango Volcano Gallery

In early 2013 we undertook an over-night hike of Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala. Day 1 involved waking at 4:30am for a tough 9 hour hike to the summit, but this only made the spectacular views at the top all the more rewarding. The hike was one of the highlights of our trip to Guatemala,  this article shows a selection our photos along the way.

acatenango_r1_c1Kate and crew taking on the eastern side of Volcano Acatenango
acatenango_r3_c1Finding an abandoned hut means it is a great time for a lunch break
acatenango_r5_c1View from our campsite, overlooking Volcano Fuego (the volcano next door to Acatenango)
acatenango_r7_c1The campsite, an hours hike from the summit and a great spot to watch Volcano Fuego erupting
acatenango_r9_c1Getting there…
acatenango_r11_c1The scree begins, which means it is one final push to the top and a few shots of people’s backsides
acatenango_r13_c1The view and face of success after 8 hours of hiking. Plus a hint of “shit I forgot the warm gloves and it is only getting colder”
acatenango_r15_c1A volcano makes for excellent bedding. For those that got almost no sleep the night before the hike – the summit also proved an excellent spot for a quick power nap
acatenango_r17_c1Watching the sunset over a sea of clouds from 3,975m (13,041 ft)
acatenango_r19_c1Fellow trekker proposes to his girlfriend as the happy crowd watches on
acatenango_r21_c1The next morning, setting up a fire to watch the sunrise
acatenango_r23_c1Time for one last photo of Volcano Agua before descending
For a more in-depth look at this hike, check out Kate’s articles on the Do’s and Don’ts of climbing Acatenango Volcano.

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  1. March 7, 2014

    […] the side of the Volcano, and watch both sunset and sunrise. A fantastic hike, see our account of it here and our tips on how to climb it (what to bring, what to expect […]

  2. March 7, 2014

    […] the side of the Volcano, and watch both sunset and sunrise. A fantastic hike, see our account of it here and our tips on how to climb it (what to bring, what to expect […]

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