Guatemala volcano expedition Dec 2015: tour photos

Some impressions from our recent volcano tour to Guatemala, from 20 Dec 2015 - 2 Jan 2016:
Large ash and pumice deposits cover much of Guatemala's volcanic chain, witness of many violent explosive volcanic eruptions in the (geologically) recent past. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large ash and pumice deposits cover much of Guatemala's volcanic chain, witness of many violent expl... [info]
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Our group examines a pumice quarry near Antigua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our group examines a pumice quarry near Antigua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Local sweets on a market. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Local sweets on a market. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Dyes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dyes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Colorful scarfs and garments. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colorful scarfs and garments. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Fruits and spices. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Fruits and spices. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Market stand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Market stand. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Local taxi waiting for customer. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Local taxi waiting for customer. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Local pottery for sale. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Local pottery for sale. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bus stop ("chicken bus") (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bus stop ("chicken bus") (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Our hotel's inner garden in Antigua (c)
Our hotel's inner garden in Antigua (c) [info]
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Rest under a large oak on the way up to Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Rest under a large oak on the way up to Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The final meters before reaching the camp site at Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The final meters before reaching the camp site at Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Agua stratovolcano's silhouette seen from Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Agua stratovolcano's silhouette seen from Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Walking over the 2014 lapilli deposit towards the Mackenney cone of Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Walking over the 2014 lapilli deposit towards the Mackenney cone of Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Evening silhouettes of Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening silhouettes of Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Morning view of Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning view of Fuego, Acatenango, and Agua. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Happy Ingrid on the rim of Mackenney crater of Pacaya, where a new cinder cone is growing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Happy Ingrid on the rim of Mackenney crater of Pacaya, where a new cinder cone is growing. (Photo: T... [info]
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Descending over the steep agglutinated spatter on Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Descending over the steep agglutinated spatter on Pacaya. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Steven and his film camera after a long morning session on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Steven and his film camera after a long morning session on the crater rim. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Last view back into the erupting crater of Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Last view back into the erupting crater of Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The flank of Pacaya's summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The flank of Pacaya's summit cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Start of the descend from Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Start of the descend from Pacaya (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Narrow trail leading down from Mackenney cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Narrow trail leading down from Mackenney cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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First plants already colonize the 2014 lapilli deposit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
First plants already colonize the 2014 lapilli deposit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Coffee at the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Coffee at the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Enjoying the view over the Atitlán caldera. Prof. Dr. S.C.H. Nappi is present, too... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Enjoying the view over the Atitlán caldera. Prof. Dr. S.C.H. Nappi is present, too... (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Our comfortable hotel on the shore of Lake Atitlán (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Our comfortable hotel on the shore of Lake Atitlán (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View during a pleasant hike along the lake shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View during a pleasant hike along the lake shore. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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"road sign" (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
"road sign" (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Many parts of the lake shore can only be reached by boat. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Many parts of the lake shore can only be reached by boat. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Wonderful electric wiring in Santiago Atitlán (San Pedro volcano in the background)... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Wonderful electric wiring in Santiago Atitlán (San Pedro volcano in the background)... (Photo: Tom P... [info]
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Colorful stand with shoes and clothes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Colorful stand with shoes and clothes. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Mayan market colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Mayan market colors (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hats and other souvenirs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hats and other souvenirs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Hats for sale on a Mayan market. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Hats for sale on a Mayan market. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Christine on her way up Cerro Quemado. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Christine on her way up Cerro Quemado. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Resting on the summit of Santa Maria (3660 m), after a 4 hour climb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Resting on the summit of Santa Maria (3660 m), after a 4 hour climb. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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One of our porters resting at the summit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One of our porters resting at the summit. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Many locals gather to pray on the summit of Santa Maria, a holy place for many. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Many locals gather to pray on the summit of Santa Maria, a holy place for many. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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We finally arrive at our comfortable camp site on Santa Maria ad enjoy an afternoon rest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
We finally arrive at our comfortable camp site on Santa Maria ad enjoy an afternoon rest. (Photo: To... [info]
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The pyramid of zodiacal light is clearly visible at night over the Santa Maria campsite, where the night sky is incredible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The pyramid of zodiacal light is clearly visible at night over the Santa Maria campsite, where the n... [info]
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Ash plume from an eruption of Santiaguito at night seen while having dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Ash plume from an eruption of Santiaguito at night seen while having dinner. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Morning silhouettes of Fuego/Acatenango and Atitlán volcanoes to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Morning silhouettes of Fuego/Acatenango and Atitlán volcanoes to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Silhouettes of Agua, Acatenango, Fuego (background row l to r), San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán volcanoes (middle row) seen from Santa Maria in the morning. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Silhouettes of Agua, Acatenango, Fuego (background row l to r), San Pedro, Toliman and Atitlán volca... [info]
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Group photo on the summit of Santa Maria (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Group photo on the summit of Santa Maria (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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View over Quetzaltenango town from Santa Maria volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View over Quetzaltenango town from Santa Maria volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sunny break in the meadows at the foot of Santa Maria (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sunny break in the meadows at the foot of Santa Maria (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Eruption of Santiaguito seen from a coffee plantation where we have a day's rest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Eruption of Santiaguito seen from a coffee plantation where we have a day's rest. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info]
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Camp with view onto erupting Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Camp with view onto erupting Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Strong strombolian explosion and glowing rockfalls from Fuego on New Year's eve. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Strong strombolian explosion and glowing rockfalls from Fuego on New Year's eve. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Second camp in the forest at the SE flank of Fuego 31 Dec - 1 Jan. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Second camp in the forest at the SE flank of Fuego 31 Dec - 1 Jan. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Britta and Markus enjoying the view of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Britta and Markus enjoying the view of the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The first sunlight of 2016 kisses Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The first sunlight of 2016 kisses Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Pyroclastic flow deposits at the banks of the San Antonio valley SE of Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Pyroclastic flow deposits at the banks of the San Antonio valley SE of Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Exploring young pyroclastic flow deposits from Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Exploring young pyroclastic flow deposits from Fuego volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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