February 16, 2010
Phil Ershler called from Mexico. The Orizaba team is currently settled in at the Piedre Grande Refugio (hut). It’s a little windy with gusts of about 25 mph, but not to worry the group will be staying at the hut for the next day and a half. They’ll be training tomorrow and will get to bed early. The plan is to get up and climb in the wee hours of Thursday morning. Everyone is doing well and in good spirits. A full day of acclimatization and rest will prepare everyone for the long summit day, which is at least 12 hours round trip: hut – summit – shower (oh and they’ll need one too!).
We wish the team luck!