November 8, 2011
George called in this afternoon to report that they have reached High Camp on Ixta just below the Ayoloco Glacier. The team climbed strong today without issue. They’ll wake up nice and early tomorrow (~1:30am) to start for the summit. Visibility wasn’t great as the typical afternoon clouds had rolled in, but it didn’t appear to be anything that would alter their plans for tomorrow.
Tomorrow they’ll put to use some intermediate cramponing skills en route to the summit. This practice will do the team well in preparation for their longer climb on Orizaba later this week.
Buena suerte a todos.