November 9, 2010
Another Mexico expedition is well underway. IMG partner, George Dunn, has broken away from our Ashford office to lead another expedition to the fun and sun of Mexico. Assisting him are Austin Shannon and Fernando Posadas. The guides were down in Mexico City late last week doing a bit of last minute shopping and prepping for the team’s arrival on Saturday. For the last couple of days, they’ve been out acclimatizing near Paseo de Cortes. As many times as some of our customers, and guides, have been to altitude, it’s still necessary to log some acclimatization time. Just no way to short cut this process. They headed to the Altzomoni Hut near the Cortes Pass yesterday, carried a load to high camp on Ixta and are heading to high camp this morning. George called in yesterday to confirm that everyone’s in good health, strong and appear quite ready for these climbs. As usual for this time of year, weather is simply perfect.
Tomorrow’s summit day. It’s a long one. Up around midnight, climb, descend and pack camp and bolt for showers in the city of Puebla. The Ayoloco Glacier is calling first, however.
Ayoloco Glacier above high camp
Follow the team’s SPOT progress here.