November 17th, 2017
Nice sat phone call early this morning from Mexico — Dallas Glass called from the summit of Orizaba to let me know that all was well at the top of Mexico. Not a lot of folks recognize that Orizaba is actually the third highest peak in North America, topped only by Denali and Logan. Regardless, Dallas said they got a little bit of a late start as the mountain was a little ‘firm’ right now. They had some running belays and even ‘pitched out’ a section or two just to be on the safe side.
They will take their time getting back down to the hut, where they’ll be met by their 4 wheel drivers and vehicles. It’s just short of two hours back to the town of Tlachichuca and showers and clean clothes and cold drinks and a nice, home-cooked, sit-down dinner with the Reyes family. They’ll all sleep well tonight.