Mogoton is the highest point in Nicaragua, on the border with Honduras. Nueva Segovia state, Ocotal providence. Has long been enjoying the bad reputation of "forbidden mountain".
Mogoton was mined by sandinistas in the 80s, since then anyone who wanted to climb it. A lot of histories about animals and many people getting several injuries and killed by the old mines.
A famous quote saids: "Si te atreveis, no volveríes" (If you have the guts to go, you will never return". Many people said me that quote while I was looking the way to climb it.
No-one know the position of these mines, rain and some huracanes in the past removed from their original location, and transported with rivers and avalanches. Some people was killed many miles far away from the mountain.
At the final part is no trail. Is totally cover with vegetation just like the summit. A concrete mark is over the summit with the legend "Mogoton - mojon 59"
Left- Christian Rodriguez, in the land mined area. Right- on the summit of Cerro Mogoton
A) I used the trail from a tiny village named El Corral. Between San Fernando and Depilto. Walk straingt on the 10 km dirty road. At the end road is Frinca Las Brisas**
B) At this days I know about another trail 32 km from Ocotal, easier and short to Finca Las Brisas**
**FINCA LAS BRISAS: a little trailhead get closer to a river.. Here start the adventure. A GUIDE IS HIGHLY RECOMENDED TO USED. MINES IS EVERYWHERE. I heared many detonations that day. Army coming to desmines... so the work's army will takes many many years more. and is possible to hear many detonation between monday to friday. Summit is marked with "MOJON 59"
Jumping and climbing rocks is only safe way to avoid mines
The only way safe is paying a guide. aprox $80 - $100. Take care, many people saids to know the route but is false. they bring to you to the wrong mountains. Use a GPS or asking about to find MOJON 59 in the peak.
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