While winter storm Hercules was battering Europe Chris McClean of Atlantic Diversions slipped south to the Canary Islands, aka the Hawaiian islands of the Atlantic. Hooking up with Jose Maria Cabrera in Lanzarote, he spent a couple of days chasing shelter from the storm as it blew up the coast. After a lot of searching the they scored a rare point at the bottom of a mammoth hike down a volcano. They also scored Lanzarote’s jewel ‘El Quemao’ and the ever-present left ‘La Izquierda’. Along the way Chris was introduced to a side of Lanzarote he never expected, a beautifully stark, windswept, volcanic landscape full of rain, sandstorms and fog. Chris wants to offer a big ‘muchas gracias’ to all the people he met along the way.