Usually when I see smoke I run the other way. However, this smoking volcano was our destination. Photo of Pacaya–the first volcano that I’ve climbed.
Are you still impressed it I admit that at times I was climbing on all fours. Touch hike 🙂
No. I would not walk up a smoking volcano. I thought I was pretty good when I went up Teidi – especially as it involved a cable car and I’m not really into heights. But, no way if there had been smoke. Hello, I’ve seen disaster movies!! Nope. Not happening.
At the top the lava flows out of it–amazing, but terrifying all at once. Will never forget that day.
I would probably run the other way too. Awesome shot.
It was difficult to conquer that desire.
Yes, I really need to do that one day :). Awesome!!
Wow, does it smoke like that all the time? It would make me nervous.
That’s a great view of the volcano.
I believe it smokes all the time. It erupted a year after we hiked it. That sent chills down my spine.
it takes courage to climb up a smoking volcano …
Kudos to your guts to risk your life in your adventure trip.
you are most welcome….
Great photo! You climbed that?
if you can call it that. It wasn’t graceful or pretty, but I managed to get to the top and then back down.
That is so incredible 🙂 a bit scary though!
when you said climb, is it lke the one using rope and stuffs or just walking?
No ropes but but at points I was pulling myself up by holding onto rocks. And going down was like skiing down in several feet of ash.
thanks for letting me feel like i saw my first volcano too.
glad you enjoyed
I’ve been on top of 2 volcanoes, but neither was smoking like this one. You’re very brave!
One was in Maui (dormant). We went up at 3:30 in the morning (!) to watch the sun rise from 10,000 feet. Absolutely amazing. But then I had the most harrowing trip of my life because we had to bicycle down these hairpin switchbacks to the bottom.
Then I tried to hike up a volcano in Iceland. I say tried because the weather got so bad we had to turn around. My friend was nearly blown down, the wind was so strong.
I might be done with volcanoes for a while. 🙂
What volcano in Iceland did you do? We may be there in August. Hairpin switchbacks and bicycle don’t sound like fun to me.
We tried to climb Snæfellsjökull. It’s located in the Western Fjords. Thank goodness I don’t have to pronounce it for you!
Also, I would highly recommend the Latrabjarg Bird Cliffs. It’s a long, lonely ride out there, but the bird viewing is incredible. We were maybe 2 feet from the puffing and kittiwakes. Probably my favorite thing we did. No guardrails though, so not for the faint of heart. 🙂
I’ll look into it. Our time is short so I’m not sure how much we’ll fit in. But it sounds amazing, except for the no guardrails–heights! Thanks for the suggestion.
You get the best shots.
Wow! This looks amazing!
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