Climbing the Mexican Volcano Popocatepetl
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