Tag: Volcanoes of Mexico

Mexico Volcanoes 12/1 Team – Hello from Puebla

The Team is enjoying a well deserved rest today in the beautiful city of Puebla after our success on Iztaccihuatl yesterday. We are staying in the historic center which deservedly is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We are all greatly looking forward to our next objective El Pico De Orizaba tomorrow. It seems one or […]

Mexico Volcanoes Team next Objective: Pico De Orizaba


Mexico Volcanoes 12/1 Team Summits Itza!


Mexico Volcanoes 12/1 Team Checks in from Itza


Mexico Volcanoes 12/1 Trip Begins!

Hi, this is Stuart and Dylan checking in for the Alpine Ascents Mexico Volcanoes trip. Our second trip of three this season. I am pleased to report all of our climbers on the team, with the exception of one, consisting … Continue reading

Mexico Volcanoes 11/10 Team Summits Orizaba!

Cybercasts have had some trouble coming through, but Lead Guide Stuart has checked in with great news: the team successfully summited Pico de Orizaba! All are doing well and headed back home.

Mexico Volcanoes 11/10 Team – Taking on Orizaba


Mexico Volcanoes 11/10 Team – Tough Weather on Itza


Mexico Volcanoes Winter 2018 Season Begins!

Hi, this is Stuart checking in for the Alpine Ascents Mexico Volcanoes trip . Our first trip of three this season. I am pleased to report all of our climbers on the team, with the exception of one, consisting of … Continue reading

Mexico Volcanoes Team 4 Summits Orizaba!



  • Denali: A Photo Essay

    by Brooke Warren Denali “The High One” is the third highest of the seven summits, right behind Everest and Aconcagua, at 20,310 feet. It is an “ultra-prominent” peak with soaring vertical relief of 18,000 feet, greater even than Mount Everest (a mere 12,000′ of vertical relief) when measured from its 2,000-foot lowlands to its lofty […]

  • Top-10 Gear Misconceptions

    Misconceptions about climbing gear can leave you wandering in the woods. In this article, we’ll look at the top-10 most common gear-related misconceptions for those newer to mountaineering, and offer some quick comments in answer. This piece was originally published in 2017, but it’s proved so helpful that we pulled it from the archives and […]

  • Improving Body Composition for Mountaineering

    by Maria Faires, RD Strength-to-weight ratio is an important key performance indicator for the mountain climbing athlete. Have you ever tried to hike up a steep trail with a heavy backpack?  The more you carry, the harder the effort. Weight matters.   A mountaineer’s performance will be enhanced by being as close to their ideal body […]

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