The team successfully summited the beautiful Pico de Orizaba with amazing views all around!

Friends, family, loved ones, Stuart here standing on the top of Pico de Orizaba! The team at the moment, we’re highest in North America, so highest peak in Mexico, third highest in North America… (transmission choppy) in the world. I’m here with Mario, Matt, Kevin, and Kevin, and a guide who’s working his way upwards (transmission choppy).

Perfect weather; we’ve got a little bit of wind but beautiful day just looking out at the Popocatépetl, the Sleeping Lady, the Observatory, the coast towards the Gulf of Mexico. It’s a beautiful day here.

Thanks for tuning in. We’re prepared to head safely back down. All is well here.

Maybe I’ll just pass the phone and get some personal messages. Here’s Mario:

“Hi Candice. This is Mario on top of Mexico and on top of North America. I love you and I miss you and I’ll see you soon.”

Here’s Matt, hopefully it’s not cut out:

“Hey, we’re on top of Mexico and on top of North America right now. Higher than anyone and as you can expect, it’s cold as hell.”

It’s not really cold as hell, it’s warm. This is Kevin from San Francisco:

“It’s great to be up here. It’s really cold.”

Wrong again! Here’s the other Kevin from Canada:

“Hello everybody back at home. It’s great to be here.”

Okay, yeah… (transmission choppy) should not be this cold….

Hopefully this came through. All is well and we’ll give you a heads up as we descend. Thanks for tuning in folks! Bye for now.

Summit of El Pico de Orizaba.

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