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    Posted July 30, 2013 by
    Albay, Philippines
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    Travel snapshots: Volcanoes

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    The Perfect Cone: Mayon Volcano


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     These stunning images of the Mayon volcano in the Philippines, considered the most active in the country, were sent in by iReporter Sunsetlady, who climbed the volcano along with several other iReporter friends in 2011. "It was not only a physical challenge, but it was also a mental challenge to climb," she says. "Having reached our destination was a big accomplishment, it was a feeling of relief and success." Her fourth image was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for January 6, 2013.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Located in the province of Albay on the island of Luzon, Mayon volcano is renowned as the perfect cone. According to the record, Mayon volcano is the most active volcano in the Philippines. It had erupted 48 times in the past 400 years. The last time it had erupted was on May 7, 2013 that unfortunately killed 5 climbers.


    Manila iReporters - Sherbien, Vince, Rafy, Veron, Andrew and I hiked Mayon volcano in December 2011. Our goal was to reach Camp One which is 2,500 above sea level. It took us more than 3 hours to climb and more than 2 hours to come back.


    The experience of hiking Mayon volcano was awesome, and indeed a memorable trip - these images are the memories.


    Please check out for more photos on the report posted in December 2011.


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