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.

Join us this upcoming November. November 1 – 9, 2014 – Mexico Volcano Expedition Our expedition is limited to four climbers for maximum efficiency and to support your success – our focus is your summit!

 

Mexico City, Central Catherdral Colonial Mexico City Central Mexico City Teotihuacan Fresco View from the Top of the Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Moon, Teotihuacan La Malinche, Summit 14,639 ft. View of Orizaba (18,491 ft) from the final summit ridge of La Malinche. Summit Ridge, La Malinche Popo (17,802 ft) from the summit ridge of Izta (17,159 ft). Approaching high camp on Izta. Sunrise from the summit ridge of Izta. Sunrise on Izta Moonrise from the Refugio de Cien high camp on Izta. Popo gently erupting from the summit ridge of Izta at sunrise.