Mexico Volcano team tours Mexico City, shops the market at Amecameca, then acclimatizes on a hike at 14,000 feet, before heading to bed at the Altzimoni hut

Friends, family, loved ones, Stuart here from Mexico Volcanoes, team #1.  Just reporting in to give you a heads up on our progress so far.  Yesterday we enjoyed an excellent tour of the museum of anthropology in Mexico City from our tour guide and driver, Arnold.  We left the city early afternoon, we first headed out towards Amecameca, where we had lunch and we picked up some fresh fruit and vegetables at the local market which is always a good experience.  We then continued our drive up through the Paso de Cortes, between Popo, which was putting off some steam and our first objective, Iztaccíhuatl.  We spent last night and tonight at the Altzimoni Hut, just a little under 13,000 feet and today we went on an acclimatization hike, that went very well.  We headed up the normal route on…(transmission ends)

An active day for Popocatapetl.


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