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Mexico’s Volcanoes: Waterfall and Team Head for Ixta

Posted by: Geoff Schellens, Seth Waterfall | January 20, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 12,000'

Good morning!  We’ve moved on from La Malinche and are currently enjoying the best breakfast in Mexico at the Mission Tlaxcala.  After breakfast we’re headed for the village of Amecameca and then on to the base camp at Ixta.  Our plan is to get an acclimatization hike in this afternoon and tomorrow head to high camp.

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The RMI Team enjoying breakfast at Mission Tlaxcala.  Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Mexico: Waterfall & Team Acclimate on La Malinche

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Geoff Schellens | January 19, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 10,000'

Hey this is Seth checking in from La Malinche over here in Mexico. We just had a great day climbing up the mountain actually of La Malinche. We made it to just about 13,500’ from our cabanas here at 10,000 feet. It was getting to be around 4:15 at that point so we turned around, descended back down here to 10,000’ and just finished with a nice dinner and we’re getting tucked in. There’s actually TVs in the room here so we were able to pipe in the Seahawks-49ers game. We started a fire in the fireplace and we’re gonna watch them. [Connection lost.]

Tomorrow the team will depart La Malinche and drive toward Ixtaccihuatl’s Altzomoni Hut.

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La Malinche's summit rising above the valley of Puebla, Mexico. Photo: RMI Collection


RMI Guide Seth Waterfall calls in with a team update.

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Mexico: Seth Waterfall & Team Arrive in Mexico City

Posted by: Seth Waterfall, Geoff Schellens | January 18, 2014
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 7,300'

Buenas Tardes!  The team is all here and excited to kick off the Mexico’s Volcanoes trip.  Everyone arrived today and we had our first team meeting in the evening.  Some of the group went on to bed while the rest of us went out for a delicious Mexican dinner.

We made an early night of it since tomorrow we hit the ground running and head for our first destination, La Malinche.

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Overlooking the Zocalo of Mexico City from RMI's hotel. Photo: RMI Collection

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Kilimanjaro: The Family Climb Spends the Day in The Garden of the Elephants

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 17, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

It’s another great day on safari!  Right now we’re in Tarangire National Park and the animals are out in full force.  There have been tons of elephants of course as this is ‘the garden of the elephants’.  In addition to the animals there are tons if really cool Baobab trees.  We’re all having a blast on the penultimate day of our trip.

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Elephant at Tarangire National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall Baobab tree at Tarangire National Park. Photo: RMI Collection

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Kilimanjaro: Enjoying The Safari at Ngorongoro Crater

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 16, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

This is Seth checking in from Ngorongoro Crater.  We’ve been having a spectacular day of game viewing.  The main event was getting to see two lions, one male, one female, right next to the road.  We have also seen tons of other stuff.  Tonight we’re staying at the Plantation Lodge and tomorrow we will visit Tarangire National Park.

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Ngorongoro Crater Game Viewing. Photo: Seth Waterfall

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Begins Their Safari

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 15, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Jambo from Lake Manyara!  We’ve just finished a great afternoon game drive.  The elephants were out in full force today.  We got extremely close to several of the amazon creatures.  Another highlight of the day was seeing several baboon and monkey babies.  All in all it was a great first day on safari.

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Elephant at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Seth Waterfall A baboon at Lake Manyara National Park. Photo: Jeff Martin

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Returns From The Mountain

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 14, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Hello from the Dik Dik.  This is Seth with a quick check in letting you know this we are all off the mountain safe and sound.  We had a nice walk down from our last camp this morning and we’re back at the hotel before 1pm.  After some well deserved showers we had a great celebratory dinner.  Now were all psyched up for our safari.  That’s starts tomorrow with a visit to Lake Manyara.  We’ll check in after our game drive.

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A celebration dinner set up at the Dik Dik Hotel (RMI Collection).

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches The Summit!

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 19,348'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb reached Uhuru Peak this morning, the summit of Kilimanjaro and the highest point in Africa! Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb:

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Team standing on the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro!

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Reaches High Camp

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 13, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 15,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family climb reaches their high camp at Barafu Camp on Kilimanjaro today. Watch their video dispatch from today’s climb.

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Kilimanjaro: The Kilimanjaro Family Climb Ascends The Barranco Wall

Posted by: Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall | October 11, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro
Elevation: 13,000'

The Kilimanjaro Family Climb climbed the Barranco Wall today, traversing beneath the southern side of Kilimanjaro to reach their camp at Karanga Valley. Climber John Dorn describes today’s climb in the video dispatch:

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