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Myself on the 2014 lava flows on Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala. 22-FEB-2015


My name is René Goad and I’m a volcano enthusiast, adventurer, and photographer. My fascination for volcanoes goes back to when I was a kid often reading about them and watching documentaries but it wasn’t until 2005 when I climbed my first volcano during a trip to Guatemala. I’ve been travelling to volcanoes since then and that inspired me to set up my website in 2006 when I was with Webs.com but I have since moved on to WordPress. The purpose of this website is to have an educational value by sharing information and my passion for volcanoes.

Myself with volcanologist Boris Behncke at the Osservatorio Etneo.


Volcanoes I’ve hiked on:

Agua, Guatemala

Pacaya, Guatemala

Santa Maria, Guatemala

Ipala, Guatemala

Etna, Sicily (Italy)

Poas, Costa Rica

Cerro Chato, Costa Rica

Irazu, Costa Rica

El Chichon, Mexico

Eldfell, Iceland

Stromboli, Aeolian Islands (Italy)

Sierra Negra, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador)

Quilotoa, Ecuador


If you have any enquiries regarding volcanoes or this website etc. then here is the email address below to contact me on. The reason for my email address to appear as a form of an image is to reduce the chances of it being harvested for spam so you will have to type it in manually.

Sometimes it may take me a while to check my emails so your patience is appreciated. I try to respond to all serious emails.