The Team is enjoying a well-deserved rest today in the beautiful city of Puebla after our success on Iztaccihuatl yesterday. We are all greatly looking forward to our next objective El Pico De Orizaba tomorrow.
We awoke yesterday at our camp on Izta in the early hours to a beautiful night with a full moon and spectacular views of the lights of Amecameca, Tlalmanalco and Mexico City. 5 of our team members and one of our local guides Alfredo all made the summit in good style just after the sun was rising. Each team member at some point had to dig deep and their success is testament to the tenacity and perseverance they all exhibited. They were rewarded with spectacular views, I am sure. I turned around with two of our team members Waco and Zane just a few hundred feet from the summit. Unfortunately we were not able to join the main group on top this iteration , however both tried their best and got high on the mountain and I have the upmost respect for prudent, conservative decision making in the mountains, After that we all descended down to the La Joya trail head where we were meet by Arnoldo, our driver and tour guide who had kindly prepared a lunch for us and had our welcome change of clean clothes. The team spent today on a tour with Arnoldo, sightseeing in the historic old town of Puebla, Cholula and relaxing in our beautiful boutique hotel the El Sueno. They say a picture is worth a thousand word so I have included some here to give you a glimpse of our trip so far. Everyone says “hello” and sends their love and we are all looking forward to future successes on Orizaba in the coming few days.
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