Cabanas-Camping Playa Linda
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... and continued our theme of gourmet sandwiches. We finished the walk on time, at 4pm but on the way home we had to stop and get fitted out for tomorrow's ascent of the volcano. It wasn't till until 6pm that we made it back to town. Here we did a quick supermarket stop to buy supplies for tomorrow's lunch.
Back at the hotel quick showers and pre dinner drinks were on order, followed by ...
... 9000ch for one chair lift that saved us 2 hours. There is a second chair lift but for what ever reason it was not running and would have saved at least an additional hour. It was quite cloudy and fogy when we arrived but we soon got above the clouds which was an amazing feeling and very beautiful . This portion of the climb was fine and no crampons were really needed. The trip up was to take 5 hours and the first couple hours were fine. But as ...
... me and not being able to catch my breath. This is a reason I hate running. Anyway, I was extremely slow and midway through when we strapped on the grampons...that would be large metal teeth like apparatus that you attach to the bottom of your 5lbs already rented hiking boots so you can walk straight up in the ice....we were all slow at first and I was thankful. Then we picked up the pace. Finally after half way there, I just decided I was done. I stopped a few times, ...
... be the most difficult portion of the hike and I'm proud to say I did it. And I wasn't even the slowest in our group! The climb continued for a while on solid lava from previous eruptions before we hit the glacier snow line. Weather conditions and heavy use of the same tracks enabled us to climb without the cramp-ons though we did brandish helmets and ice picks for self arresting ...
... br> people what to do in the event of an eruption – it really looms over town so I
cant imagine people will be able to do a lot in the time they would have really
anyway, but I suppose it’s a comfort if nothing else!
A couple of years ago three people went missing on the Volcano - they found footsteps near the crater and they think they went in - doesn't bear thinking about!
The best bit of the climb was coming back ...