Visitors to the Bigfoot Hostel in Leon, Nicaragua, have the opportunity to take part in something called Volcano Boarding, a sport created by the hostels founder.
Guests are taken atop Nicaraguas most active volcano and then ride down the rocky 41-degree slope at speeds of up to 55 mph on specially made boards.
Manager Gemma Cope describes it as pretty intense, and explains, We show everyone how to ride to go slow or fast. Youre in control but not at the same time because you really haul ass. Its a big adrenaline rush.
Volcano boarders are given protective suits and goggles to avoid burns and injuries, but many still get a serious case of blackface from the volcanic soot and rocks.
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