Elevation: 3475 m (11401 ft)
Location: Panama, Chiriquí province, 8° 48′ N; 82° 33′ W

Distinction: Highest mountain in Panama; one of only a few summits from where you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.

Summit of Volcan Baru, Panama

Summit of Volcan Baru, Panama

Photo album of Panama and Volcan Baru.

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Summary: I climbed Volcan Baru in one long day after taking a public bus to the little town of Boquete the evening before. There are no technical difficulties; in fact, there is a 4-wheel drive dirt road almost all the way to the top, as there are dozens of antennas near the summit. I hiked almost 2000m vertical in under 8 hours from the National Park entrance, but was passed by a few ATV. Visibility was fairly good, but unfortunately low clouds were obscuring the view to both Atlantic and Pacific.

The climb is described in the Blog post ‘Panama and Volcan Baru‘.