Tacana Climber's Log
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|Bergrot||quiet and remote |
Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2012
|Started in Sibinal without guide. 10 hrs up including loosing the trail for about an hour. Without acclimatization the last part takes quite a while. Camped in the summit crater in a clear and cold night. Enjoyed the sunrise behind Tajumulco. Unfortunatelly, this early December had a lot of clouds in Guate, so the view was mostly covered. The next day brought me down in 5 hrs back to Sibinal. All together I spent 4 days from and back to Guatemala city by public transport via San Marcos. The access is much easier than the summitpost page explains it.|
The route is fairly easy to find and pretty well marked for Guatemalan conditions. Only at one point the markings were ambiguously and there I chose the wrong one.
The only people I met were very friendly locals. High up one can meet traders with Mexico.
|Posted Dec 26, 2012 1:02 pm|
|Tim Geerlings||Clouds and lost... but still fun! |
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2011
|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|
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|
|mmcguigan||Wonderful Climb |
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 Kossick||Tacana |
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2005
|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|
|CBakwin||Route 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|
|Scott||Route Climbed: South (La Linea) Date Climbed: January 1993|
|See TR here, but Guatemala Volcanoes are not covered in detail, yet.|
|Posted Oct 25, 2004 2:17 pm|
|remo||Route Climbed: Both from Union Juarez and from Sibinal Date Climbed: May 02 and December 02|
|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_esquivel||Route Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: 21.12.01|
|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|