Left at 6 am to climb Volcan San Pedro which is ¨9,600 ft high. We climbed STRAIGHT UP for over 3 hrs with only 2 small breaks of 5 minutes each. Did not realize how bad of shape I was in until this climb. The effort was well rewarded with a spectacular view of the lake and the surrounding volcanoes. We even witnessed Volcan Pacaya near Antigua erupting smoke. Pictures at summit were a little hazy and unfortunately doesn't portray the actual beauty that we all witnessed.