Mexico: Waterfall & Team Ready for Orizaba Summit Bid

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Geoff Schellens | January 24, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 14,000'

Hey there. This is Seth checking in from Piedra Grande, our high camp on el Pico de Orizaba. We had a good day coming over from Pueblo. We checked out of the hotel nice and early and drove over to Tlachichuca at the base of Orizaba. Packed our stuff, had lunch at the Reyes Compound, and then proceeded to drive up to the hut here at high camp. Once we got up here, we took a little hike. It was cloudy and right before the sun went down, the mountain finally showed itself.  It was rearing up nice and high. We just finished with dinner and sorting a little gear and packing for the climb tonight. We’ll be taking off right as it turns tomorrow, a little after midnight, maybe 1:00. We’ll be going for the summit.  Crystal clear skies right now and just a beautiful night, and everybody is tucked in and getting ready to climb. We’ll check in, hopefully from the summit in the morning. Hope all’s well back in the U.S.A.

RMI Guide Seth Waterfall

Approaching the foot of Pico de Orizaba. Photo: RMI Collection Orizaba on the drive to Piedra Grande. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls in from Piedra Grande.

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