Mombacho is a stratovolcano on the shores of Lake Nicaragua that has undergone edifice collapse on several occasions. Two large horseshoe-shaped craters formed by edifice failure cut the summit on the northeast and southern flanks. The northeast-flank scarp was the source of a large debris avalanche that produced an arcuate peninsula and the Las Isletas island group in Lake Nicaragua. Two small, well-preserved cinder cones are located on the lower northern flank. The only reported historical activity was in 1570, when a debris avalanche destroyed a village on the south side of the volcano. It is not certain that the avalanche was accompanied by an eruption. Fumarolic fields and hot springs are found over a large area.
|Range/Region:||Nicaragua - Honduras - El Salvador Ranges|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec|
|First successful climber(s):||Indigenous pre-Colombus|
|Nearest major airport:||Augusto C. Sandino in Managua|
|Convenient Center:||Granada (major town) 12K|
Thanks to Walter Anthony Kenna for adding this peak.
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- Log #18535 - by 29Palms on Oct 04, 2003I climbed this volcano from the base of the Volcano. The road is paved and a truck takes tourist up the volcano. They charge roughly 8 USD for a roundtrip, but I wanted to climb it. It is a very...