Climb a different volcano Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2017
Absolute money-grab. 1 guide, 2 trainee rangers & 4 soldiers with guns for a group of over 40people of vastly differing fitness levels. The park service needs to do a far better job on this hike, for $75 we expected a lot, lot more. Waay too much paperwork & waiting around at the start, then spent ages waiting for other groups to get their gear together. Eventually ended up hiking with 4other fast hikers & 2soldiers with guns, no "guide". Also, they don't take you to the summit, only to the closest point on the crater rim, about 3,636m - I managed to sneak around to hit the top in the thick cloud, about 10-15mins from the crater rim point they take you. Save yourself $70+ & hike an extra 2km on a 4x4 road instead of hiring a 4wd - just take a moto-taxi (boda boda) or normal taxi to the Park HQ & then then to the turnoff just after the small village of Bisate. Can take a public bus back from Bisate.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."