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Tim GeerlingsClouds and lost... but still fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2011

Tim Geerlings

Climbed from Guatemala (started in Sibinal as I don't have a car), got rather lost on the way down which made for a very long day, not finishing till around 8pm. Absolutely loved the pine forests an hour or so beneath the summit. Trip report to come.
Posted Apr 20, 2011 9:34 pm

BLongTacana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 23, 2007


A great Volcano. I have climbed it twice, and in both instances slept in the crater to rise early the next morning summit for the sunrise! I love seeing the nighttime between Guatemala and Mexico. Guatemala has very few lights and Mexico is lit up like a switchboard.
Posted Oct 6, 2008 11:10 pm

mmcguiganWonderful Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2008


We really enjoyed this climb. There is now a "road" that can take you to the base of the volcano saving you the climb over the ridge and the decent into the valley before you reach Tacana.
Posted May 3, 2008 11:35 pm

Bob & Konrad KossickTacana  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2005

Bob & Konrad Kossick

My 11 year old son, Konrad, and I successfully climbed the Volcan Tacana during the the three days before Christmas, 2005, leaving from Chiquihuite. Outstanding trek. See our detailed trip report for more details.
Posted Mar 4, 2006 2:53 am

CBakwinRoute Climbed: From Sibinal Date Climbed: January 10, 2006


I don´t usually bother signing summit logs if I don´t make the summit but I think I have more info for any one interested in doing this from Sibinal, email me. I then walked into Mexico using Scott´s route down to Union Juarez, interesting, but tough day. Hopefully I will get around to posting a trip report soon.
Posted Jan 12, 2006 7:57 pm

ScottRoute Climbed: South (La Linea) Date Climbed: January 1993  Sucess!


See TR here, but Guatemala Volcanoes are not covered in detail, yet.
Posted Oct 25, 2004 2:17 pm

remoRoute Climbed: Both from Union Juarez and from Sibinal Date Climbed: May 02 and December 02  Sucess!


The first time i climed Tacana was in mid may, just before the rainy season. We climed from Union Juarez in two days and slept somewhere in between outside with our sleeping bags. Beautiful! On half of the track there is a small village with some houses and they sell water and coke etc. No access by road of course, just hiking. You could also find someone to come with you to the summit there, if you like or find a bed to sleep. You can find some pictures about the climb here:


The second time I went on the 31st of december with my son (5 years) and my wife from Gutaemala. Our 2WD Ford Explorer become so hot it started smoking. We parked about 1km before the litle palapas where the trail starts, because the road suddenly went down very steep and we where afraid to be stuck down there and not be able to come back up again (it just goes down for about 50 meters, but thats enough to get stuck). The climb from this side was easier (less altitude since you can drive much higher than union juarez) but still a bit too hard for our son. With small children i recommend to do it in two days. We went on new years eve because we heard there are big traditional fiesta there. And it was! hundreds of people, a lot of dead chickens and (the downside) a lot of trash and trees hacked down for firewood (it gets around freezing point i would say and the guatemalan people climbing up there have no warm clothes...). We went to sleep around 6pm, we were so tired and exhausted and it was so freezing cold, so we kind of missed the fireworks at midnight :-) but the very important time is the sunrise on 1st of january, to welcome the sun and the new year and sacrifice chickens... No pictures online about this trip, sorry...
Posted Oct 22, 2004 3:13 am

alex_esquivelRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 21.12.01  Sucess!


Beautiful mountain, wonderful views...

During this trip we were guided by a good friend Samyra Horita and her mom Morayma.

Climbers: Samyra Horita, Gloria Colunga, Daniela Vierk, Cynthia, Oscar Araujo, Luis L. Zamora (Fugaz), and myself (Alex Esquivel).
Posted Dec 24, 2001 1:53 pm

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