Second highest hike I’ve done, how worth it it was! Incredible scenery transitioning from farms to jungle to pine forest to volcanic scree slopes... and of course with a constantly erupting volcano by your side. 3 months ago I knew nothing about Guatemala and now I’m here it’s such a beautiful country with so much to offer - I always say this about the places I go but I know for sure I’ll be coming back here!
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Mother Nature popping off day and night - I’d never experienced somewhere like this before, seeing the immense power of nature first hand was something else. Volcán de Fuego is constantly erupting and could be heard through the night, like an aero plane flying overhead and every now and then dropping a bomb as lava and ash could be seen thrown into the air. Truly astounding, and one of the most impressive experiences of my life thus far.
Tragically this volcano erupted more violently than usual last year resulting in the deaths of many local people and the destruction of homes and villages - a reminder of the mercilessness of the mountains in this region.
The Western extent of the South American continental plate and Northern and central Andes volcanic zones
Picture 1 Elevation ~ 2000 miles
The nazca plate is being subducted by the South American plate, creating a submarine plateau region seen in light blue in picture 1. The Andean Orogeny has been progressively building 4 distinct volcanic zones, uplifted terrain and resulted in one of the more seismically active places on earth for last ~25-30 million years. Weirdly the earthquakes occur well past the mountainous regions, hundreds of miles inland sometimes. So whats the cause? It is due to A similar geological setting as the Rocky mountains in North America. Where the subducted plate begins to stop diving toward the mantle and begins to level out under the continental plate and move further inland. This is a particular type of subduction known as a flat slab subduction, and results in inland earthquakes, distinct geochemistry, mixture or mafic and felsic magma compositions and erratic volcanic activity.
🇹🇷 Goreme, Turkey. Fairy Chimneys, formed due to volcanic eruptions. One of the best areas to view this from the top, about a 20 minute walk from the town centre. It really is a stunning sight. Goreme National Park is a UNESCO site.
Volcanoes, araucaria trees (also called monkey puzzles because they’re spiky and monkeys can’t climb them easily) and translucent lakes made Conguillo National Park our favourite in the Lake District. After seeing our first volcanoes in Guatemala we’ve become obsessed with them 🌋 We hiked for about three hours to get to this view point, passing other great views including a close up of a glacier along the way ❄️ If you’re in Chile, don’t miss this region, it’s so worth visiting! We have a few more snaps from our Lake District road trip and then we’ll start sharing our photos from our favourite part of the trip so far - Patagonia!
1914 hours ago
Don't be concerned with the distance of the journey. Every new step provides a new view; Every new destination creates new joy. #envelope#volcano#butterfly
Guatemala... Beklentimin üstünde bir ülke oldu.
eski başkent ve koloni kasabası antiguanın büyüleyici sokakları adeta zamanda yolculuk yaptırıyor size.
ilk defa aktif bir volkanik dağa tırmanış da farklı bir deneyim oldu benim için lava ateşinde marshmallowlarda harikaydı😊
Ve volkanlarla ve şirin yerel kasabalarla çevrili atitlan gölüde bir hayli güzeldi kadınların hala guatemalaya has yerel kıyafetler giyiyor oluşuda ilgi çekiciydi
Genel olarak guatemalayı beğendim ve güzel vakit geçirdim ama meksikanın yerini tutmadı açıkçası😊