This is a live volcano and every time you hike it you will have a different experience. It is technical and an advanced work out hike that takes about 5 hours. The temperatures drop as you climb and often you will find yourself in rain and wind being within the clouds. The hike up is stunning through wild healthy vegetation. It is recommended you bring food for when you get to the top, warm clothes and good hikers. One time I walked this Volcano and it was a beautiful +30 day below and at the top was a huge wind and rain storm with 60 km wind gust where you could barely keep your feet on the ground! This mountain climb calls for being prepared for all elements! I have also hiked in without a cloud in the sky where i could see the entire stunning view from above the mountain; green tropical wilderness and blue Caribbean sea. At the top their is warm sulfur gust leaving the mouth of the volcano that smells like rotten eggs and might make your eyes cry but it warms the body because you can walk right up to it. You can hear the volcano gurgle and you can feel it breathe. This is a powerful place. Their is also a small hut where you can seek shelter and eat some food. Everyone hiking along this trail understands the physical journey everyone is on and is supportive and friendly with bonjours and bonne chances!