Climbing An Extinct Volcano on Bartolomé, The Galápagos

The landscape on Bartolomé is made up of real volcanic desolation; tuff cones, spatter cones (cones formed of molten lava ejected from a vent), scoria formations (formations of highly vesicular, dark volcanic rock) and black volcanic sand. We follow the 600 meter pathway (made up mostly of stairs) to the summit, which stands at a height of 114 meters. From the summit is the breathtaking view of Bartolomé island, Pinnacle Rock, Sullivan Bay and Santiago Island… [click to read more]

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