We recently met our new friend Carl on WarmShowers.org. Little did we know what adventures lay ahead. Carl is an avid mountain biker and volcano hiker. He regularly bikes and hikes around the volcanos near Totonicapán Department and Lago Atitlán. After only two days at Carl’s, we set off at 3am to climb Volcán Tajumulco, the highest peak in all of Central America!
View from Tajumulco summit at around 4200m, looking south just before the clouds rolled in
We were joined by three of Carl’s hiking compañeros, Juana, Vicky and Hector, who also happen to be locals to the surrounding areas of San Cristóbal Totonicapán. The hike was in celebration of Juana’s birthday, so Jenny brought along her guitar and played a gig in the sky at the 4200m summit.
Jenny played two of her new songs at her highest gig ever at 4200m! Our compañeros Juana, Hector, Vicky and Carl (from the left) clap along to keep their hands warm. The climb was also a birthday celebration for Juana!