Summit Day On Pico de Orizaba!

Posted by: | December 21, 2009
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 18,490 ft.

Climbing up through the rocks and gullies that make up the base of our route, the team did very well getting to the upper glacier on Orizba. As the sun started to rise we climbed up the glacier, treated to cold and very clear views in all directions. We had a great mountain shadow of Orizaba over Tlachichuca and higher up were able to see La Malinche, Ixta and the smoke of Popocapetl. Great day to go climbing. Everyone did well and really pushed themselves, earning a spot on top of Mexico’s highest mountain. Congrats team, time to celebrate in town.
Thanks Paul, Greg and John for a great trip!

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