Hello, it’s October 18th and this is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mexico Volcanoes expedition! Yesterday our trip started with a visit to the Teotihuacan pyramids on the outskirts of Mexico City. Those pyramids are the most visited ancient pyramids in the Americas and they’re home to the third biggest pyramid in the world, the Pyramid of the Sun. Actually the biggest pyramid in the world is also in Mexico. It’s over in the town of Cholula just a little ways to the east.
We had lunch there and then we had a welcome dinner here in Mexico City, as well. Great food, saw some Mariachis, and dancing. It’s pretty festive here in Mexico City right now as the country gears up for the Day of the Dead, which is in about a week.
Today we are getting ready to head off to Iztaccihuatl, which is our first objective of the trip. We’ll drive to Amecameca today where we will have lunch and then we’ll drive up to Paso de Cortés at about 12,500 ft. which is the pass that Hernán Cortés came over on his way to Mexico City when the Spaniards came into Mexico.
Over the next few days, we will climb Izta! All right, I’ll be in touch!
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