Route Climbed: Via Ventorillo(Sp?) Route Date Climbed: March 11-21, 1981
George Ivy and I climbed Popo on our second day after arriving in Mexico in 1981. We both felt really sick and had headache when we got back to the hut/hotel. I still rememebr the horrible scree slope to get to the crater and the egg smell when we got there.
Route Climbed: Standard route from the Popo/Izta Saddle Date Climbed: Jan 25, 1983
Climbed with a group from the Iowa Mountaineers as a survey for their future schedules. Nice day, good solid ice for crampons to bite into and instructive view down into the crater- which now, in 2001/2 is spewing out hot lave, gas and ash. We were fortunate to have visited when we did.
"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."