January of 2015 4 hikers set out to hike 37 of Guatemala’s volcanoes in just 27 days. This would be quite the undertaking to get up and down and then on to the next peak in that short amount of time. This is remarkable not only because of the feat of climbing that many volcanoes in that sort of time but these four guys were doing it not for themselves or any sort of fame, but to raise awareness and money for four different developmental organizations in Guatemala that they each had a special link to.
Old Town’s own, Nico Marceca, Reinhard Prosch and Luis Galindo were supporting Niños de Guatemala, Integral Heart Foundation and Asociación Q'ukumatz. Steve Cook was trekking for Habitat For Humanity Guatemala.
These selfless 4 some pulled together Guatemalan and International sponsors to help not only fund the trip but also to fund their respective projects. At the end of the month they had managed to climb the 37 volcanoes with a day or two to spare. Using their home base of Antigua and her four resident volcanoes as the grand finale the group invited folks to join on the Acatenango/Fuego overnight as well as “sold” spots to donors for famous Pacaya Volcano. All said and done the group was able to raise a over $20,000 and plenty of awareness for their organizations.
Good work lads and Old Town is happy to have been able to help out! For more information on the trek visit their website at: 37in27.com. Donations are always welcome and will go to a good cause. Visit their crowd rise page as well.