I'm heading to Mexico for some climbing in about 10 days, and our plan includes climbing Izta via the Glacier de Ayoloco route. My partners and I have had a lot of discussion about the route and necessary gear. Will snow/ice protection be necessary? How is the Ayoloco hut? How's the hike in to the hut? Any information concerning the route would be appreciated, as I've only been able to find a few trip reports.