Santa María (volcano) Climbing Notes

  • October 07, 2016
    Jorge Calderon-abullarade from Guatemala

    The ascent to the summit of Santa Maria volcano takes about 4 hours. The beginning the climb is a walking path between vegetable crops. Within about an hour of ascent there is a fork with two lanes; take the left. On the right leads to the Santiaguito volcano. There, through the coniferous forest, the path is well marked. It is very hard to miss. Within about 3 hours of the onset, the forest is left behind and the slope rises steeper. Here the path and becomes a zigzag and is confusing, it is easy to miss. On top Mayan rituals are practiced. There is room for camping.