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Mexico Volcanoes Team #3 Summits Orizaba!

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to report that the team was able to successfully summit Orizaba! We left early in the morning and the first couple folks arrived at the top around 7:30am on Jan 5. Other members arrived shortly afterwards and we enjoyed another day of perfect climbing weather. Back in base camp, we loaded up our gear and began the journey back down the mountain and on towards Mexico City. We had one last group dinner and now folks are preparing to fly home or spend some extra time exploring Mexico City. Thanks for following along and I hope to see folks on future climbs!

Cheers,

Dylan

Mexico Volcanoes Team #3 Headed for Summit Tonight!

Mexico Volcanoes Team #3 Check in from Orizaba Basecamp

Mexico Volcanoes Team #3 Explores Puebla and Cholula

Hi everyone,

Today was an excellent recovery day from climbing as we explored the cathedrals, pyramids, and cultural sites of Puebla and the neighboring city of Cholula. Folks learned a lot about the history of Mexico and we enjoyed a couple delicious meals, including one of the best restaurants in Puebla, El Mural de los Poblanos. With Izta behind us and the rest day complete, we are now looking forward to our next summit attempt. Tomorrow begins the journey out of Puebla and towards base camp of the flanks of Orizaba. Thanks for following along!

Dylan

Pictured below: Approach to Izta high camp – Mexico City from Izta high camp – Sunrise from Izta summit ridge – Final push to Izta summit with Popo in the background – Izta summit! – Oldest library in North America – Pyramid steps in Cholula – Live music during lunch – Outside the oldest theater in North America – Puebla’s central Cathedral.

Mexico Volcanoes Team #3 Rings in 2019 with Summit of Itzaccihuatl!

We had a great trip (in every way). Could not have asked for a better planned trip. We were unable to summit Orizaba because of weather, but the weather provided an element that created a new set of challenges and with it a new set of goals. It all worked!

High camp on Izta at the Otis Mcallister hut
Final push on the summit ridge of Orizaba
Looking over the Valley of Mexico and Mexico City from high camp on Izta
Alpine Ascents Mexico Volcanoes
Photo: Mario Simoes
Alpine Ascents Mexico Volcanoes
Photo: Mario Simoes
Summit ridge of Izta
Street artist in Cholula, Mexico
The Aztec calendar on display at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City
Climbers on a day hike to acclimate near Izta
High camp on Izta at the Otis Mcallister hut
Summit ridge on Izta with Popo in the background
Early morning sunrise with Orizaba castings its shadow
Looking down the summit ridge of Orizaba
Architecture in Mexico City
Mesoamerica artifacts at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City

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