Nicaragua: Cerro Negro Volcano – Climbing

Cerro Negro is one if the largest cinder cone volcanoes in the world and is also one of the youngest (youngest in Central America), it was born in 1850 and has violently erupted 23 times since then, every time devastating the countryside around it. There are four craters on the volcano, some emit ash, some lava – luckily none when we hiked it. It has pitch black cinder pumice, in contrast to the green hills around, and the hike to the top is relatively moderate except for very strong winds and gravel ground where each step forward turns out into two steps back. Spectacular views from the top!