Monthly Archives: March 2011

Final SJC Mexico post

Hello friends and family!  We arrived back to Mexico City yesterday.  The afternoon was spent poolside at our hotel.  Our last dinner in Mexico was nothing short of spectacular!  This morning we woke early, had a huge breakfast and hit the town.  … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 7

Summit Success!!  The group made it to the top of Pico de Orizaba, the 3rd highest peak in North America at 18,490 ft.  The weather on the summit was beautiful and sunny with no wind.  They will update with more … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 6

The group made it to the  14,00o ft. hut and is literally  looking up at their next challenge – Pico.  The weather could not be better and the snow conditions are excellent!  Everyone is feeling good and can’t wait to … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 5

All 10 climbers made it to the top around 8 a.m. this morning!!  Everyone is doing great and having a blast, the group is back in Tlachichuca for the night.  Tomorrow they will head out to the next camp on … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 4

Hola!  The team made it safely to camp #2 at 15,00 ft.  around noon today.  The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the sun, eating lunch and acclimatizing.  It is going to be an early night to bed … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 3

Hola!  The team made it safely to camp #1 at 12,900 ft.  The weather has been beautiful and sunny with almost no wind.  Today the team made a carry of water to camp #2 at 15,000 ft. and is resting … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 2

Buenos tardes from Mexico City!  Cudos to the group for all arriving on time a prepared at the Albuequeqre airport early this morning.  After two uneventfull fllights, we arrived with out any issues!  Other than some of our food being taken at … Continue reading

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Mexico volcano climbing expedition w/ SJC dispatch 1

Unbeknownst to many, in far southern Mexico lie some of the tallest  peaks in North America! This March the San Juan College Outdoor Leadership and Recreation proram will venture into Mexcio to climb two volcanos.  Our first objective of the … Continue reading

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Chutes and Towers; a Twist on Traditional Spring Skiing

For many, it isn’t until spring when the “real” skiing starts. It’s at this time of year that avalanche conditions tend to stabilize, the days are getting longer, and the temperatures begin to warm.  This spring, I’m trying to change … Continue reading

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