For anything you may have neglected to bring for your outdoor Guatemala adventures, head to Big Mountain (Centro Comercial Plaza Fontabella, 4a Ave 12-59 Zona 10, Local 11C, tel. 2336-6977, www.bigmountainonline.com, 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat.), offering a good assortment of hiking, climbing, and camping gear, and name-brand outdoor clothing.
Another option for outdoor gear is The North Face (2nd floor of the Oakland Mall, Diagonal 6, 13-01 Zona 10, tel. 2336-6881, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Thurs., 10 a.m.–9 p.m. Fri.–Sat. and 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Sun.).
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