Nevado del Ruiz

Nevado del Ruiz Trip Report (#6689)

Made the climb during a visit to my daughter, who was teaching English in Bogota. She and my wife left me at the lodge near the summit overnight, and I climbed the following morning.

Had a wonderful time, enhanced perhaps by a degree of hypoxic euphoria. Took a self-portrait by propping my camera with a time-delay on the snow--orange jacket against a bright blue sky.

Fourteen years later el Ruiz erupted and the ensuing lahars buried the city of Armero. Among the thousands of casualties was a friend and co-worker of my daughter.

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