Temple 5 at Tikal in Guatemala

Would you climb up here? As my sister explains:

This is Temple 5 at Tikal. We climbed 3 and 4 but not 5. The stairs are extremely steep and narrow and much more like a ladder than stairs. We were very tired from climbing Temples 3 and 4 and didn’t feel much like dying. Coming down looked even more scary than going up.

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  1. Jeremy G. says:

    I avoided climbing Temple 5 for the same reason. Those stairs are scary.

  2. Julie says:

    Yeah, there was a young fit looking couple who had already gone up – they told us they wouldn’t do it again – that made up my mind!

  3. Nathan says:

    I climbed it and all the others. And so did my parents. You missed out on a spetacular vista!

  4. John says:

    I hope the next time you have the chance to experience that kind of beauty you don’t pass it up.

  5. Nick Nichols says:

    A climb not to be omitted. I’m seventy years and had no trouble with this climb.

    So, ENJOY

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