Mexican Volcanos -Jan 13-21
Posted by 1mvertical on Dec 24, 2006
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Date: On Jan 13, 2007
City or Place: 19.001839/-97.26671361
Partner Status: Will accept Partners
My climbing partner and I are planning to take on all the climbable volcanos in the Mexico City area. Our plan is as follows and relies heavily on acclimitization prior to departure:
Day -4: Bivy on Loveland Pass, CO around 12k' - day hike
Day -3: Bivy on Loveland Pass, CO around 12.5k' - day hike
Day -2: Bivy in the Loveland Pass, CO area around 13k' - day hike
Day -1: Day Hike/Ski 12.5-13k'
Day 0: Rest at 5300'
Day 1:(Jan 13) - Depart for Mexico City at 2am MT, arriving MEX at 8am local time. Using bus system, travel to Tlachicuca.
Day 2:(Jan 14) - Travel to Piedre Grand, N. side of El Pico de Orizaba. Hike to about 16k', and shoot route video.
Day 3:(Jan 15) - Move camp to 16,200'. Summit attempt via Espolon de Oro route.
Day 4:(Jan 16) - Summit attempt via Glacier Este route. Descend to Tlachicuca.
Day 5:(Jan 17) - Travel to Amecameca and obtain Ixta climbing pass. Travel to La Joya.
Day 6:(Jan 18) - Summit Ixta and return to Amecameca
Day 7:(Jan 19) - Back up day or additional video day on Ixta
Day 8:(Jan 20) - Travel to Toluca, Climb Pico Del Fraile, travel to Mexico City Airport. Check into hotel, have a few beers.
Day 9:(Jan 21) - Return to denver 9:45 departure/12:00 arrival
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."
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