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What Comes, Comes… Orizaba for Oma and Beyond

Three words. One comma. A philosophy of life. Oma’s favourite advice. And…the words I am taking solace in to cope with the disappointment that ice conditions on El Pico de Orizaba forced us to abandon our summit bid on Mexico’s … Continue reading

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The Ixtaccihuatl Times

Climbing at extreme altitudes is somewhat indescribable. It is humbling, challenging, and according to one author, akin to hitting your head against the wall (they both feel good when you stop). As our trip leader JJ said the other day, … Continue reading

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The Team Summits Ixtaccihuatl!

From the RMI blog today-on the actual page you can hear the phone call…http://www.rmiguides.com/blog/2012/10/24/mexico_volcanoes_jj_team_summit_ixtaccihuatl Posted by: J.J. Justman | October 24, 2012 Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Mexico Elevation: 17,340′ Hello RMI blog. This is JJ Justman. I am extremely happy to … Continue reading

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Orizaba for Oma is underway

Mexico Volcanoes: JJ & Team Enjoyed Great Views on La Malinche Hike Hi all, Here is the fist blog entry from our RMI trip leader, JJ Lustman. You can follow along on the RMI Blog: http://www.rmiguides.com/blog/ as I’ll be posting … Continue reading

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A Small Rock of Many

With a visit to some of Mexico’s most famous (and the world’s third largest) pyramids, Teotihuacan today and the National Museum of Anthropology yesterday, I am feeling like a small rock in a sea of many. Viewing the remains and … Continue reading

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Mexican Book Ends

I remember my first arrival in Mexico City more vividly perhaps than any other expedition start. I was 21, spoke no Spanish, and arrived three days earlier than the rest of my climbing group. The plane was several hours late … Continue reading

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Orizaba for Oma

I often announce my next climb with a guessing game. It’s pretty fun and I’ve enjoyed having folks become detectives to decipher my clues. My summer’s been pretty tough, filled with grief in losing my precious Oma and having a … Continue reading

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