La Torre Suiza
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The rest of the group carried on going up and one of the guides stayed with me. He was great to be honest (a sports junkie who climbed up mountains with his mountain bike - for fun) and was very reassuring. I wasnīt having a panic attack or anything but i was nervous and scared (he didnīt know the English word for scared at the beginning, i bet he did by the end. I had to say i had fear). Anyway we climbed to a point that i was satisfied with. It was ...
... ready to do this...my heart a flutter, for more reasons than one. Scary 1200 meters up a volcano, starting at 2200 meters, going with an ice pick as a tool, going with my fellow yogi and might I add, easy on the eyes, semi-English speaking, new Spanish friend who is all sorts of in better shape than me I'm sure and with a guide of which he met at a party two nights ago that lasted until 5am...dear universe, please let the guide be better rested tomorrow!! Wish me ...
... It was an impressive climb and after four hours we reached the summit. Just before reaching the summit we could already feel the ash on the air taking a toll on our breathing. At the top you could see the smoke rising from the giant hole in mountain as well as from random locations on what seemed to be solid ground. The smoke was so toxic that coughing was rampant and ...
... have to
go down on a bum board! There are chutes cut in to the snow and ice, and you
basically sit on a bum shaped piece of plastic, and fly down the side of the
Volcano! What took us hours to get up took us about 40 minutes to get down. It
was terrifying in places, you had to use the handle of your ice axe to slow
down by digging it in to the ice by your hip, which was about as effective as
it sounds, so you just careered wildly down ...