Photo by Etienne Gosselin
|Range/Region:||Central American Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||La Aurora, Guatemala City|
|Convenient Center:||La Soledad, Chimaltenango|
Thanks to Jonathan Boarini for adding this peak.
A very imposing and voluminous cone, made up by the main cone, at 3976 meters above sea level, and a secondary cone, Yepocapa, at 3808 meters. It is a very hard climb, and the whole top part of the volcano is covered in fine sand, due to the eruptions of its twin volcano, Fuego. The view from the summit is breathtaking. Birdseye view of the Pacific Ocean, and the Guatemalan volcanic chain, including the volcanoes of Santa Maria, Toliman, Atitlan, San Pedro, Santo Tomas, Zunil, Tajumulco, Tacana, Agua, Fuego and Pacaya. Ascent takes aprox six hours. Beautiful camping spot about halfway up, called "El Conejo."
Thanks to Jonathan Boarini for this description.