We just returned from an outstanding week of high-altitude mountaineering in Mexico. It’s an amazing trip that immerses you in the culture of colonial Mexico and offers an accessible high-altitude training ground. The expedition utilizes a series of haciendas as base camps and high-altitude huts and high camps to ascend three volcanoes: Malinche (14,360 ft), Izta (17,160 ft), and Orizaba (18,190 ft).
During the expedition we practice the mountaineering axiom: climb high, sleep low. Our goal is for healthy and solid acclimation to the altitude. This objective gives us a chance to also experience the colonial culture of Mexico City, Puebla, and the pyramids of Teotihuacan.
Ever wanted to test yourself at altitude? Climb your highest mountain to date? Learn the art of high-altitdue mountaineering with only a week of travel and close to home? This is the expedition for you and we are psyched to offer it a couple of times per year. Only a few hours of travel and you are immersed in a high-altitude mountaineering adventure of a lifetime.