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Ascent of Volcán San Pedro on 2013-08-06

Climber: Josh Hayward

Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Volcán San Pedro
    Location:Guatemala
    Elevation:9908 ft / 3019 m

Ascent Trip Report

See the full report and pictures on my site at www.ClimbingAddict.com.

I wanted to climb Volcan San Pedro and didn't care to pay for a guide as it seems pretty simple.

I rounded up two friends and we decided to climb in the afternoon. We arrived at the Park Office at 1:30pm, paid the 100Q park fee and were told that this fee included a guide.

The guide didn't want to take us to the summit because he felt it would be dark before we made it back down so said he would come to the Mirador with us and then we could decided if we wanted to go for the summit. He was discouraging it.

The guide took us through the corn fields up to the Mirador which took about 30 minutes and then turned around. After 15 minutes at the Mirador we continued on to the summit and reached it around 4:00pm.

The view of the lake and Volcan's Atitlan and Toliman were great, though through a slight haze.

After 45 minutes we headed down and made it back to the office just before 6:00pm.

It was a great climb and one of the steepest I have ever done. A guide is not really required as there is one main trail that heads up the mountain and it's a staircase all the way up.

See the full report and pictures on my site at www.ClimbingAddict.com.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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