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Ascent of Volcán San Pedro on 2019-12-05

Climber: Miriam Khamis

Date:Thursday, December 5, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán San Pedro
    Location:Guatemala
    Elevation:9908 ft / 3019 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was forced to stop about 800 yards from the summit due to a previous hiker descending and reported a “robbery” of his backpack at the summit from 5 young men/locals with machetes and guns! He looked quite frightened. We had 2 tourist policemen with our group of 10 plus 3 guides and with a discussion amongst all of them and the tour operator they recommended and basically demanded that we go no further in case of an ambush and for our safety. Of course I did not agree but I was outnumbered! The area is known for local bandits so proceed with caution and minimal supplies.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Guide



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