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Climbing Orizaba - A Slide Show by Emilie Cortes

06/10/2008 8:00 pm
06/10/2008 10:00 pm
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Guess what! It's the 15th anniversary of the PCC being wholly owned by the Loma Prieta Chapter. So here's the deal: The LP has the Raptor Room (our hallowed and much beloved meeting place) from 6-8PM. They will have speakers, foodies, displays, etc. And you're all invited! Our regular meeting will begin at 8PM.

Climbers on OrizabaClimbers on OrizabaIn 2007, PCS member Emilie Cortes summited three of Mexico's volcanoes in just 8 days - the third highest mountain in North America - El Pico de Orizaba - at 18,850ft, Nevado de Toluca at 15,390ft, and La Malinche at 14,640ft. These mountains offer a convenient opportunity for the intermediate climber to gain high-altitude experience in North America. Climbing high peaks in Latin America is similar to the Alps where most summit bids are launched from huts (refugios) and the volcanoes are spread around the countryside of Mexico City offering exposure to rural Mexico and the hospitality of the locals. Emilie will share her picturesque photos as well as her learnings from the trip including tips on high altitude acclimatization and how to train to climb multiple peaks with little recovery time in between.