So now it doesn’t seem odd for me to record a climb of a peak more than thirty years ago and here in lies a universal truth of travel. One should not put off making the trip. Any trip. Each is a unique opportunity and passing that up one may never regain the chance.
Good point. I had the fortune of climbing Popo in late December 1992. If I didn't climb it then I probably wouldn't have had the chance, at least not for a very long time.
Halliburton inspired me to climb Popo in five attempts and four successes, first in 1951 and 1952, subsequently in 1956 and 1957 and finally in 1964. These ascents were made long before the luxurious lodge and restaurant was built at Tlamacas. I visited this lodge briefly in 1990 while driving my girlfriend around Mexico. Three years later the lodge disappeared when Popo finally blew its top. What a pity!
The lodge was new when I visited, dorm style accomadations and a kitchen area with burners where climbers could cook...no fancy accomadations then. Yes Halliburton has inspired many and not just Popo climbs. Another worthy of a read is H.W. Tilman.UT