Snow-, water- and sand-boarding are for sissies. Or so say fans of one of Central America’s newest pastimes: volcano boarding.
The very-much active volcano of Cerro Negro in Nicaragua is a popular site for the emerging sport.
Here you can goggle up, don a fetching orange jumpsuit and choose between a toboggan or a surfboard to tackle a long slope of warm, rocky volcanic ash.
Cerro Negro, just 728m, is the continent’s youngest volcano. Tour agencies offer trips to the site, involving a two-hour hike to the smoking crater, and the long slide back down at speeds of up to 50mph.