February 19, 2010
Phil Ershler called from Puebla, Mexico after a tough run at Orizaba. He said that the team wasn’t able to make it out of the hut due to 6 inches of snow and high winds that brought visibility to zero. To make matters worse, the conditions were as such that the team was forced to carry down the mountain 2,000 feet because the road became impassible. Too bad for these unexpected challenges, but once they got down the hill they were picked up and are now resting in Puebla. The team will depart for home tomorrow. Everyone continues to be in good spirits and good health. Good job, team, for putting up a good fight!