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Beatrice Connaghan climbing Volcán Tajumulco in Guatemala.

Who and where Beatrice Connaghan climbing Volcán Tajumulco in Guatemala.

The trip • She spent the summer studying Spanish at Proyecto Linguistico Quetzaltenango in Quetzaltengango, Guatemala. The school is known for its commitment to social justice. While there, she climbed the inactive volcano Volcán Tajumulco, the highest point in Central America, which is over 14,000 feet.

Travel tip • If you are interested in hiking adventures, contact Quetzaltrekkers in Guatemala or its sister branches in other countries (including Bolivia, Australia and Ireland). Not only are the hikes spectacular and affordable, but all the proceeds go to support local education projects in the community where they are based.

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