Entries By alan davis
January 20, 2020
Hello everyone! We all had a fantastic day down here. This morning was cool and damp as we loaded up the bus around first light with a broken cloud layer just above us at 12,000 feet.
A three-hour drive got us up to the base of Ixta where we went for another quick acclimatization hike up a sandy road. Clouds blocked our view of Ixta and Popo before a squall of snow rolled in and dusted us with about a half inch. We got a good laugh watching 100 runners participating in a 5k having a slippery descent down the road as they pelted each other with snowballs.
Once the snow passed, we got spectacular views of both Ixta and Popo covered in a fresh coat of white snow.
We’re finishing up preparing our equipment for our ascent to Campo Alto (high camp) on Ixta tomorrow. Our local staff is preparing us a Mexican feast. Tomorrow is the first day of forecasted sunshine!
On The Map
The trail dogs will show ya the way! Be sure to hold your pole bag when setting up tents at high camp
Posted by: Whit on 1/20/2020 at 8:42 pm
January 20, 2020
Greetings from La Malinche! Today the team moved from the busy streets of Mexico City up to our cabanas at 10,000 feet. From here, we went for a hike up to 13,500 feet to stretch our lungs and our legs. The day started off a bit cloudy for us which mostly obscured our view of the higher peaks but we did see Pico de Orizaba towering above the clouds for a brief moment. A little rain chased us off of of the mountain this afternoon leaving us eager for a hot shower and another delicious meal.
The weather looks like it is improving throughout the week which should set us up for success on the bigger peaks to come! Tomorrow we will head to the base of Ixta. Now it is time to crawl into our beds for some well deserved rest.
Grayson & Alan,
Have a great trip on Ixta & Orizaba! I’m so thankful to have had you guys on our trip last year! Be careful on that labrynth! :O)
Posted by: Ron Seib on 1/20/2020 at 10:30 am
Holà de Mexico!
Checking in from the lively Zona Rosa in Mexico City. All of our climbers and bags are accounted for. After a savory dinner of authentic Mexican fare we are retiring to get some rest in preparation for our next leg. Stay tuned for more updates along the way!
RMI Guide Alan Davis
September 12, 2019
Congrats team! Chris, we miss you and can’t wait to see all the photos! Love you
Posted by: Kristen B on 9/16/2019 at 11:10 pm
Congratulations Kristopher! We are so excited and proud of you. We can’t wait to see your pictures of this extreme adventure! Mom and Dad
Posted by: Sheri Johnson on 9/13/2019 at 3:28 pm
September 2, 2019
Posted by: Alan Davis
August 20, 2019
August 9, 2019
Thanks again for for the experience! Not all the way to the top for me, but still an unbelievable view and great challenge. You guys are professional, empathetic, and caring of your clients, and one couldn’t ask for anything more. I’ll be back for the challenge, and we’ll get it done.
Posted by: Anthony Brune on 8/12/2019 at 5:53 pm
Have you guys made it back to Paradise? It’s almost 9pm.
Posted by: Paige Cline on 8/9/2019 at 7:37 pm
August 5, 2019
Posted by: Alan Davis
Congratulations to the entire team! I’m so glad the weather cooperated and you had a beautiful day of climbing. Steve, we can’t wait to hear about the entire adventure when you get back!
-H, A & K
Posted by: Heidi on 8/5/2019 at 11:52 am
Congratulations to our teammate, Mark Pengelly, for making his Mt. Rainier summit this morning. This was Mark’s second summit bid this summer since our July 18th summit bid was cut short due to extreme weather. Mark is the first Tideworks Mountaineers to summit Mt. Rainier. We have Hugh Gallagher summiting tomorrow morning and Steve Albert summiting Aug. 23. This is an exciting summer for our team.
Congratulations to the entire team this morning!!!
Posted by: Tideworks Mountaineers on 8/5/2019 at 11:33 am
June 3, 2019
June 2, 2019
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We’re all relieved, knowing that you’re off the mountain and safely onto base camp! So happy for the successful team members too!! Tell Dan Koster hello from his family and friends. We can’t wait to see him soon!
Posted by: Mark Koster on 6/2/2019 at 5:25 pm
So glad to hear you are all safely back at base camp and I hope the weather cooperates for you to fly out of there. Congratulations Jim and team on your successful summit - what an amazing accomplishment! Jim, we cant wait to hear more about it.
Posted by: Clare on 6/2/2019 at 8:48 am