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Fuego (Fire), as its name says, is one of the most important and dangerous volcanoes in Guatemala.

Because of its closeness to Antigua and Guatemala City, its eruptions have been accurately recorded.

It is a very steep and jagged-sided cone, always steaming, trembling and rumbling, and has sprung back into major activity in May of 1999, when many people had to be evacuated from Alotenango. The climb is not technically challenging, but can take over ten hours, in very rough terrain. Incredible view from the summit of the Pacific ocean, and of other major volcanoes of the Guatemalan chain.

Elevation (feet): 12,346
Elevation (meters): 3,763
Continent: North America
Country: Guatemala
Range/Region: Sierra Madre del Sur
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: La Aurora, Guatemala City
Convenient Center: Alotenango, Sacatepéquez

Thanks to Jonathan Boarini for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

There are 4 trip reports for Fuego.

  • Log #20828 - by Manglio Reyes on June 17, 20073.00 stars
    it is a hard climb, be sure to be in good shape and have enough water, i was with Juan Jose my partner, and we started early in the morning about 5 am to climb, we left the car in alotenango this...
  • Log #11277 - by Eduardo Rubio Herrera on Oct 27, 20013.00 stars
    This is one of the hardest volcanos in Guatemala. There are two main routes to the summit, one via Acatenango Volcano and it's known as "the double" (La Doble), and the other (the...
  • Log #11278 - by Renato Figueroa on Apr 10, 20013.00 stars
    I have never climbed this volcano. I'm planning to do the "doble" or double. A guatemalan term for climbing both the Acatenango and the Fuego volcanoes which are kind of "twins"...
  • Log #21891 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 13, 20103.00 stars
    Is not an easy volcano. Normally I went there by the route that begin in the Acatenango volcano (La Soledad). But twice, I begin from Alotenango town. Awesome experience, all time we hear and saw...