Our main goal on this trip was to climb ultra and ribu peaks in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. We plan to fill the time between the ultras with P600 or lower peaks. There will be plenty to choose from as we travel along the Pan-American Highway from north to south. Long flight from Prague to…
Nicaragua – Chinandega
Exploring Nicaragua for the first time was an incredibly enjoyable experience. From the picturesque hikes to the active volcanoes and the hospitable locals, I was left with fond memories and a greater appreciation of the country and its culture. The food was organic and delicious, and the people I encountered were always welcoming and helpful.
After breakfast we say goodbye to Renee. She and Dave have successfully climbed some peaks in Honduras and yesterday we climbed together Volcán San Cristóbal in Nicaragua. Today she is on her way to Managua to fly home, Dave and I head for the Gulf of Fonseca, where the Cosigüina volcano rises on the coast….
Volcán San Cristóbal
This is my first introduction to the world of Nicaragua’s smoking volcanoes. First impressions are important and these are great. One of Nicaragua’s two ultra mountains is Volcán San Cristóbal, an active stratovolcano with a bush-covered base and a half kilometre high volcanic sand slope. Today we’ll have a great opportunity to get our legs…