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.