Volcanoes Which Aren’t Currently Killing Anyone.

Recent tragic events stemming from the eruption of Volcan Fuego here in Guatemala have prompted concern from family and friends.  I am indeed in Guatemala, and residing in the shadow of one volcano, within easy reach of two others.  Only one of the three is classified as active, however, and it is unlikely to erupt any time soon.


Volcan Toliman, on the left, is just over 10,000 feet high, and last erupted several thousand years ago.  In the center is Volcan Atitlan, at 11,500 feet, which last erupted in 1853. On the right, Volcan San Pedro is the smallest, at just under 10,000 feet, and is the only one I have climbed. San Pedro, where I have studied Spanish at the Orbita School, and where I have been working on my current Abuelos project, sits directly below it.  The town you see in this photo is San Pablo, across the lake from San Pedro.