Acatenango or Fuego – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

  • Elevation: 3976 m
  • Difficulty: Walk up
  • Best months to climb: January, February, October, November, December
  • Convenient center: La Soledad, Chimaltenango

Acatenango or Fuego Climbing Notes

aniya washington(age10) from UNITED STATES writes:

-They erupt explosively, blowing out burning ashes and cinders.
-the ashes and cinders build up to form the cone shape.
-Acatenango, has twin volcanoes with it.
-Fuego, one of Central America's most active volcanoes, is one of the three large stratovolcanoes over looking Guatemala's former capital,Antigua.
-it typically has strombolian activity and sometimes phrases of intense lava fountaining, producing tall ash plumes and dangerous pyroclastic flows.
-Dominantly explosive, construction of lava domes and extrusion of viscous lava flows. In near constant activity, at least during the past centuries.


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