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Polaroid of the week: Long way up for lava-boarding

Last Updated on March 25, 2011


A chain of six erupting, smoking volcanoes dots the landscape outside of Leon, Nicaragua. Some are majestic in their conic stature, but Cerro Negro is one very large, very black pile of lava which hosts several groups of volcano boarders each day as they sled, scoot or board down the steep  side of this volcano. Before you can board down Cerro Negro, however, you have a long, hot climb in front of you and aside from the blazing mid-day heat and clambering over unstable lava rocks,you must carry your heavy wooden board (no fiberglass snowboards, here – we’re talking wooden winter toboggans) the long way up the side of the volcano.

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Friday 28th of January 2011

Wow, such a powerful shot!!!


Friday 28th of January 2011

Thanks Andi! You should go volcano boarding if you have the chance somewhere, we are sure you would enjoy it!!

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