This was the second time I hiked the Acatenango. Unfortunately, it was also the time six people lost their lives to the extreme weather on January 8th.
The hike is quite strenous and somewhat tricky, in the sense that it's somewhat easy to get lost.
It's a really fun and challenging hike, and I definitely recommend taking safety precautions and having the proper gear, in addition to somewhat fit.
Our guide, Alex 3490 8572, took us through the appropiate route and helped us set up the tent so well that it resisted the gushing wind which took place the night we camped. In addition, he was able to put up a camp fire despite the strong winds.
Definitely recommend the trek, but safety first. Make sure you check the weather.