Mexico’s Volcanoes: Team Heads to Altzimoni Hut

Posted by: Jake Beren | February 14, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico
Elevation: 12,000'

Hello from the Mexico’s Volcanoes Team,

Today we left our high altitude training site ready to go higher. After a lovely brunch overlooking the Txacala waterfall we continued to the town of Amecameca to finish acquiring our provisions for Ixta. Loaded with plenty of food we drove to Paso de Cortez, the col between Ixta and Popo, to finish our approach to the Altzimoni hut. Here we rest, with full bellies, and finish our last preparations before hitting the trail to our high camp on Ixtaccihuatl.
The weather has been a bit unseasonable so far, with rare snow at these elevations. Folks from the surrounding towns have been driving up to check out the snow and we have passed more than a few cars with tiny snowmen perched on their hoods. Our fingers are crossed that the “White Woman” (as Ixtaccihuatl is known because it resembles a woman sleeping on her back, and is often covered with snow) will be without her blanket of clouds tomorrow.

Wish us luck,
RMI Guide Jake Beren

Ixtaccihuatl (17,340), the seventh highest peak in North America.  Photo: RMI Collection Altzimoni Hut (12,000') on Ixtaccihuatl.  Photo: RMI Collection The Mexico's Volcanoes Team in front of Ixtaccihuatl.  Photo: Jake Beren

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Good Luck Team Hermano!

Posted by: Hannah on 2/15/2012 at 6:51 am

Hope you had a brilliant summit.  Post some pictures and send my love to mr. Rogers.

Posted by: Bonny Rogers on 2/15/2012 at 5:48 am

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