Through the lens: The snowcapped traverse

  • The snowcapped traverse

Los Nevados in Spanish translates to the ‘snowcapped’. The traverse of the national park came about when travelling with friends in Colombia. The trip was an 80km four day hike with a 4,950m shield volcano summit on day three. (Volcano Santa Isabel) We set out from Manizales with supplies and climbing gear and ended the trek in the popular town of Salento. The trip winds you past spectacular lakes and volcanoes, plus you get to experience the local lifestyle in home-stays.

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Where we ate breakfast on day one.

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The Colombian scenery was uniquely beautiful.

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My friend enjoying the scenery.

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Our guide Carlos (right) and my friend Aaron. (left)

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Preparing to climb the volcano. The bloke in the blanket unsurprisingly didn’t attempt the summit.

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Frozen mountain at around 4000m altitude.

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Mountains are hectic.

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Shot of me alongside the frozen cap of the shield volcano.

Video: Crazy scenes at the summit.

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More beauty after the chaos of the summit.

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We camped by this lake, brilliant.

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On the way to the home-stay villages.

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Local livestock.

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Homestay in the hills.

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Enjoying some warmth.

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The Salento terminus at the end of the trip.

Speak to the guys at Kumanday Adventures in Manizales – they put the trip together. Great value and they did an excellent job, especially our guide Carlos. Our group had a great time winding our way through volcano country, and we’ve got great memories of the wild Colombian landscape.

Digital stuff:
Sony RX 100mi
GoPro Hero 4 Silver

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2018-02-18T08:41:45+00:00By |Through the lens|0 Comments

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