Thursday, August 6, 2009

Oh, Mexico - It Sounds So Simple, I Just Gotta Go!

Why would you want to go to Mexico and climb a volcano? The answer to that is simple… Because, it’s AWESOME!

Seriously though, the climbing there is nothing like we have here in the United States and the cultural experience is amazing.

You don't need to be some hardcore mountaineer to attempt these peaks. Mexico Volcanoes are a great introduction into Alpine climbing. The reason why they are so great is there accessibility, degree of difficulty, and the ease to which they lend themselves as great training ground. While there we’ll cover proper nutrition/hydration, glacier travel, easy scrambling techniques, how to pace yourself on a high altitude climb, and some other important tricks of the trade.

We offer two great Mexico expeditions. The first is an 8 day express trip. If you are short on time and can only spare a week off from work, this is the trip for you. For acclimatization and getting the legs moving we climb a 14,460’ peak called La Malinche. The second option is our 10 day trip. On this trip we start the acclimatization process by touring the spectacular pyramids and artifacts of Teotihuacan before heading over to climb the 17,343’ peak, Izta. Both of these trips culminate with an attempt of the 18,850’ volcano, Orizaba. Orizaba is the highest volcano and the third highest overall peak in North America.

On these trips we stay in hotels, huts, and a locally owned lodge. These trips are a fantastic adventure for the price. These expeditions can be a life changing experience for many individuals. Hopefully you can join me or one of our other AMGA trained guides for an amazing and fun trip down to Mexico with us this season. Don’t hesitate to give the office a call if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Steve Johnson
AMGA Rock and Alpine Guide
CMS Expedition Guide
800-836-4008 x201 (office)

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