Hello, this is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mexico Volcanoes expedition. It’s Friday, October 22nd.
Today we had a rest day in Puebla. We had all day to visit museums, get some good meals, and visit some of the historic cathedrals and other churches in this beautiful city. The weather was great – a little afternoon thundershowers – but otherwise beautiful weather for exploring these historic streets.
Tomorrow we will drive up to San Miguel Zoapan which is the little town where our lodge is located at the base of el Pico de Orizaba. We’ll have lunch and then get into 4WD vehicles and make our way up to our base camp at about 14,000 ft. right at the base of the climbing route. We’ll spend the next day, Sunday, acclimatizing. Then we will go to bed early, wake up around midnight, and if all goes according to plan, we’ll be on the summit of Orizaba early Monday morning.
So I’ll be in touch with updates as that climb processes.
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