RMI Team Poised for Orizaba Summit Attempt

Posted by: | March 11, 2009
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico

Just writing a quick note before we start cooking dinner. The whole crew is in excellent spirits, not to mention in great physical shape, and we plan on making our summit attempt on Pico de Orizaba sometime late tonight or early tomorrow morning. We had a great training hike today to a spot well above 15,000 ft where we cached some of the technical gear we will need higher up on the glacier. The weather is starting to look a little iffy but if the patterns we’ve been seeing for the last week or so, we’ll probably be waking up to clear skies: stars and a nearly full moon!
Well, that’s it from your team high in central Mexico. Wish us luck and keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

Billy, Fernando, John, Ryan, Bob, Pam, and Robin.



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