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Blowing Its Top  

Blowing Its Top

Volcan Fuego erupting. The view is from our base camp.
Derek Versus The Volcano

April 12th 2016
Some of you of a certain age may remember a film in the early 90s starring Tom Hanks (and Meg Ryan, of course) called Joe Verus The Volcano where Joe (Tom Hanks), a man who believes he is dying, agrees to jump into an erupting volcano. Well, I’m not dying and I don’t plan to jump into an erupting volcano…but I was willing to climb one. But I had to get there first. Mindful that I now had ju ... read more
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Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
9th May 2016

Nothing so exciting
Nothing so exciting as a volcano blowing its top Derek. What a fabulous experience. Amazing what locals are prepared to do to make a buck...taking you up an erupting volcano...priceless. Then skating or is it skiing down? I've put this pic in the Majestic Mountains thread.

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