Mexico: Ixta High Camp

Posted by: | February 15, 2011
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 14,700'

Greetings from our high camp on Ixta at 14,700 feet above sea level.  Today we hiked from our hut to this high camp below the Ayoloco Glacier, known here as the Stomach of Ixta, the ‘White Woman.’  Everyone did very well today and seems to be handling our new high point very well.

This afternoon we are reviewing crampons, ice axes and rope travel around camp before an early dinner.  For dinner’s entertainment we will go over the plan for tomorrow’s attempt on Ixta, looking at our route and discussing our strategies for the day. Then it’s off to bed for an early start for summit day.  Wish us luck!

RMI Guide Jake Beren

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Hope it’s going well ... sounds like a great team.

Posted by: Jon McHenry on 2/16/2011 at 7:39 am

Thinking of y’all constantly! Enjoy and be safe!

Posted by: Patsy Judy on 2/16/2011 at 5:59 am

Good luck tomorrow!

Posted by: Caroline Duffie on 2/15/2011 at 9:38 pm

Good luck. I wish you had cell phone communication but looks like you are having a wonderful time. Pictures are beautiful!

Posted by: Deb on 2/15/2011 at 8:11 pm

Good luck! Thinking of you.

Posted by: Missy on 2/15/2011 at 5:32 pm

Good Luck!

Posted by: Kathy Zuehlke on 2/15/2011 at 5:20 pm

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