Friday afternoon at the office is often a mixture of dabbling in work and daydreaming about the weekend that lies ahead. Today, however, let’s take a brief mental excursion to Colombia.
The Nevado del Ruiz, or Kumanday as the local pre-Colombian indigenous call it, is a volcano that forms part of the Andean mountain range. Being in the so-called ‘Pacific ring of fire’ Kumanday is an active volcano and plumes of smoke can often be seen from a distance. Rumblings and growls from this majestic formation are not uncommon either.
You can trek to the slopes of the volcano assisted by an expert guide. Though the accessibility of hiking trails is dependent on the stability of the volcano at that current time, even if you can’t get all the way up the slopes, the panoramas on offer at near-by Laguna Negra are striking. This snow-capped volcano, both up close and from a distance, is the centrepiece of a dramatic and inspiring Colombian landscape.
How many people in your office have hiked up and around an active volcano? A trip here could make for some pretty interesting water-cooler talk…