Just 2 hours from Medellin through beautiful countryside villages and winding roads, we saw El Penol sticking out like a sore thumb in the distance -- at a height of 650 ft -- about 10 meters higher than the Calgary Tower.
|A truck careening around tight curves....hang on!!!|
|El Penol and the dreaded staircase|
|A statue of our Lady of Lourdes is about 3/4 of the way up the rock. I could have used an oxygen bar instead.|
|The lake district near Guatape.|
|Sausages hanging which is a very common way of preparing them in this region|
|I just can't believe we climbed it!|
It was a wonderful day and I'm glad we made the climb up El Penol....but I'll be even happier after a couple of Advil.