2013-03-23_panama_baru_top-of-panama_meret-johannes-anthony-jael-salina-andri-jacqui-iris-dario.JPGThe Volcán Barú (also Volcán de Chiriqui[1]) is the tallest mountain in Panama and is 3,474 metres (11,398 ft) high. It lies about 35 km off the border of Costa Rica.
Due to its height and Panama’s relatively short width, it is possible to see both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea from Volcán Barú’s peak on a clear day.
SGS supported this clean up to transport all 15 participants from TOPtoTOP, SGS and SY YamYam to Boquete at the boarder to Costa Rica. We started at 2 a.m. without any sleep, because of the long journey to get there. We all manage to be on TOP by 9 a.m.. Andri with 6 and Salina with 7 became the youngest people ever who climbed it in one day. They did 2000 meters and 32 km (return) without support. Congratulation!
We were at the base of the montain by 1.30 p.m. and back on Pachamama at 11 p.m.. Today the 24th we started to stock up the boat with food for the next 2 months. Thanks again to Marina Flamenco were we are currently docked.
The plan is to set sail towrds Hawaii early Tuesday morning to collect data for the debris research program of Nikolai Maximenko from the International Pacific Research Center based in Hawaii.