by splattski » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:59 pm
by Athos791 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:44 pm
by sneakyracer » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:40 am
whiteknuckles wrote:I'm just wondering if there are routes on Izta and Orizaba that are suitable for physically fit beginners whose only previous experience is some winter camping, figure 8 knots and climbing 30 to 100 foot indoor climbing walls ranging up to 5.7? In other words I'm next to a complete beginner. Would it be advisable for me to attempt, guided of course, Orizaba and/or Izta?
by splattski » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:45 am
by sneakyracer » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:08 am
I like your itinerary, but if I were to go again, I would go climb La Malinche before Izta. This permits a more gradual acclimatization than going in a single day from a sleeping height of 8k in Amecameca to 13k at Altzomoni.
I had mild AMS symptoms when I went down there, even though I was better acclimatized than most, as explained in my trip report:
Besides, Mexico is a wonderful place and the main regret of my trip was feeling like I was always in a hurry. My advice: relax, enjoy the pace, explore and get to know the country.
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