First stop with the view, managed to keep up with the guide but was already knackered and only a third of the way up! Second stop to the cabana felt like miles away, could not keep up so had to go at own pace - quick rest stop for some much needed saltines crackers and water! Nearly nearly there, 20 minute steep ascent to the top. That was bloody hard!!!!! Met a couple of people coming down saying 'nearly there', grrrrr annoyed because I kept expecting to be just around the corner, damn! Ernie spanked me all the way up a very steep ascent, ouch!
Finally made it to the top at 3000m with a view to match :) the 3 volcanoes - San Pedro, Santiago and Toliman. had some banana bread for energy and lots of photos later, down down we go! Got massive quad cramps so had to sit down for 10mins...but it subsided thankfully. Bombed down the mountain, had to stop at some point because I thought I had gotten lost (nooooo) but I heard Myriam's voice phew all good, and made it down in 1hr15mins! Nothing compared to Eddie's 45mins record!
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