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Popo is a beautiful cone shaped volcano that is sometimes visible from the main plaza in Mexico City. It can't be climbed right now because it is erupting! You can see how Popo is doing today on the live webcam at
http://www.cenapred.unam.mx/mvolcan.html (click on Tamaño A).
The summit is 5452m (17,887ft), so for us flatlanders it is a pretty slow trek on crampons up to the summit. In the far background of this picture you can see Orizaba (Citlateptl) 5700m (18,700ft). In a week I was able to climb Popo, Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl 5286m (17,342ft).
Here is a web site about climbing the Mexican volcanos: http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/volcan~1.html
I don't do much technical climbing any more since I discovered that I am not immortal.
My German climbing partner, Ulrich Lantz, was playing around in a crevasse when I snapped this picture. Looks desperate!
Why is the best blood of England to waste itself
scaling hitherto inaccessible peaks, in straining
the eternal snows and reaching the unfathomable
abyss never to return? Is it life? Is it duty? Is it
common sense? Is it allowable? Is it not wrong?
May-June 2000: Peru - Lima, Cusco, Manchu Picchu trek, Sacred Valley, Lake Titticaca, Island of Taquile, bus over Andes from Cusco to Ayacucho.
July 2000: Vancouver, BC for seminar and hiking in BC costal mountains.
February 2001: Florida for Space Shuttle launch at Cape Canaveral and scuba diving in Key Largo.
September 2001: California to climb Mt Whitney, the highest mountain the lower 48 states.
June 2002: Yukon Territory: canoed from Dawson to Whitehorse and then went gold prospecting in the Klondike
July 2002:California for seminar at UCLA and climb Mt Baldy
September-October 2002: worked in Okinawa for a month - lots of scuba diving
April 2003: UK: worked near Oxford
and traveled to work sites around the UK.
Winter 2003 - Jackson Hole, WY skiing
Nov/Dec 2003 - Tanzania, climbed Kilimanjaro, went on safar, and dived in Zanzibar.
October 2004 - treking in Ladakh, trek in Uttaranchal to the source of the Ganges, touring N India to Delhi, Agra, Udiapur, Veranisi, Mussoorie, etc
August 2005: Panama for birdwatcing, and visit friends near Volcan and Panama City.
February 2006 - skiing in Zermatt
August/September 2006: Ecuador to climb Cotopaxi Volcano, birdwatching, and visit Galapagos.
April 2007 - Wray, CO to see the mating dance of the prairie chicken
August 2008 - Hawaii to see live lava and the telescopes on Mona Kea.
January 2009 - Searched for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker in the swamps of Arkansas
May 2009 - Nafplion and the Mani in Greece
2010 - Birding Weekend in Costa Rica
2011 - Trekking in Nepal
2012 - Chasing the I'Iwi Bird Through the Alakai Swamp on Kawai
2013 - New Years Day Climb of Old Rag Mountain in Virginia
Volunteering for trip to Mars
Click below to see some of my VT travel pages:
Tanzania: Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro
Okinawa: Snakes, Whale Sharks and Bats
Prague: Wishes and Doorknobs
Cape Canaveral: Space Shuttle Launch
Death Valley: Desert Mysteries
Grand Canyon: Rafting the Canyon
Utah: Zion Park: Hiking
Italy: Civita di Bagnoregio
California: Climbing Mt Whitney in One Day
Yukon Territory: Paddling Lake Lebarge
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory: 435 mile canoe trip
Klondike, Yukon Territory: Midnight Sun party with Klondike gold miners
Zermatt: Helicopter ride around the Matterhorn
Brinkley, AR: Searching for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker. Here are some videos I took.
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