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Jan 272008
 
Tacos, Beds and Showers – Off Orizaba

We are back in Mexico City with some people flying home today. I will catch my flight early tomorrow. We had a nice descent from the summit of Orizaba yesterday. The snow was somewhat packed making it easier than if it had been soft or mushy. That was one benefit of starting so early and avoiding the hot sun of the afternoon. As promised, here are a few pictures of summit day. I will do a complete recap plus posts more pictures next week. Also I will provide the final details of climbing slide show for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund continue reading

Jan 262008
 
Orizaba Audio Dispatch: Orizaba Summit!

Alan does a live dispatch from the summit of Orizaba. To hear this Orizaba 2008 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jan 252008
 
Orizaba Audio Dispatch: Summit Bid Plan

Alan reports from High Camp on the plans for summit bid that night. To hear this Orizaba 2008 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jan 242008
 
Orizaba Audio Dispatch: High Camp

Alan reports from High Camp plus some excitement when looking for a pair of contact lens in a pile of garbage! To hear this Orizaba 2008 audio dispatch, just click on the play button. Thanks for listening and following Alan on The Road Back to Mt. Everest: Memories are Everything. This is about more than just climbing mountains…. Climb On! Alan Tweet

Jan 222008
 
At the Base of El Pico de Orizaba

Rural Mexico has a lot in common with many other countries I have traveled in to climb mountains – rugged terrane, wide open spaces, dusty roads and poverty. And big smiles, hard workers and friendly faces. We arrived in Tlachichuca an hour after sunset and entered the walled compound of Senior Reyes. He is a surgeon at the local hospital AND runs a climber hostel. The compound was a soap factory for almost 100 years run by his Great and Grandfathers and Father. It is a unique building with a living room next to the old boiler (made in Titusville continue reading

In Mexico City

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Jan 212008
 
In Mexico City

We all arrived in various states into Mexico City last night and have met Dave at the hotel. We leave in a few hours for Tlachichuca. Mexico City is as smoggy as advertised. Here is a look out my hotel window! I am glad we are leaving for the countryside soon. Climb On! This is Alan Also …. The following information is a correction to the last dispatch regarding the dates for the fund raising events in California… Alan will be speaking at several fund raisers for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) on March 4th and 5th in the Santa continue reading

Orizaba Bound and More

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Jan 192008
 
Orizaba Bound and More

Next week my friends Patrick (pictured right with Elizabeth), Robert, Scott and I will be in Mexico climbing the 3rd highest peak in North America at 18,880 feet, 5754 meter. However various sources quote the altitude somewhere between 18,400 and 18,900. I will take my GPS and measure from the summit! The one week expedition will be my first climb in Mexico. We call ourselves the “cuatro hombres lentos de los Estados Unidos que buscan una cumbre y una cerveza” or more charitably, The Orizaba 4! This will be a special climb since… Tweet