Anastasia Kuznetsova: Greetings from Mexico! We celebrated the New Year on La Malinche!

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club: New year's Mexican. Today we celebrated the New year several times along every Russian town at different heights of the mountain La Malinche (4500 m) where we went for the acclimatization ... read more

Nastya Kuznetsova, guide of the 7 Summits Club: New year's Mexican. Today we celebrated the New year several times along every Russian town at different heights of the mountain La Malinche (4500 m) where we went for the acclimatization before Orizaba. Independently from each other, all agreed on the opinion that this is one of the most beautiful mountains they have ever seen (and they saw  a lot).

Happy New year to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Igor and Natalia Smirnov continued the campaign in cold Mexico after trying to climb Orizaba

Hello to all from sunny Mexico! Sunny, but very cold. We planned to climb Mount  Orizaba, contrary to all the recommendations and poor forecast. At an altitude of over 5000 meters, the wind was so strong that it did not allow us to ... read more

Hello to all from sunny Mexico! Sunny, but very cold. We planned to climb Mount  Orizaba, contrary to all the recommendations and poor forecast. At an altitude of over 5000 meters, the wind was so strong that it did not allow us to stand at full height. In addition, the state of the route was very bad, instead of a snowy slope there was hard ice. At the same time, the temperature was below minus 20. And still poor forecast….

 

Going down, we learned that all of Mexico suffers from unprecedented cold weather. There is a national disaster here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summit! Igor and Natalia Smirnov climbed to the top of volcano La Malinca

Natalia Smirnova: Today we had an important day - climbing the mount of La Malinche 4,450 m, our first acclimatization exit. La Malinche like all the mountains in the vicinity of Orizaba is a former volcano. During the last eruption, many ... read more

Natalia Smirnova: Today we had an important day - climbing the mount of La Malinche 4,450 m, our first acclimatization exit. La Malinche like all the mountains in the vicinity of Orizaba is a former volcano. During the last eruption, many years ago, its crater collapsed and you can see only a part of its former splendor.

 

The way to the top of La Malinche passes first through the pine forest, and then along the mountain path through the stones. In addition to Israel and Veronica, our guides, from the refuge at 3,100 to the very top, we were accompanied by local - a group of yard dogs. They ran all the way with us and at 4450 m received a well-deserved reward - for a piece of cheese.

 

The weather was good, the sun, almost without a wind. From the top, Orizaba was seen with a white hat on top and an inseparable pair - the volcanoes Popocatepetl and Istaksihuatl.

Tomorrow we leave for the shelter on the slopes of Orizaba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUMMIT! New Year in Mexico, there is the first ascent!

  Member of our New Year's expedition to Orizaba Renat Ahmedshin uploaded three photos from the first part of his journey. He had already made a successful acclimatization climb to La Malinche and is now preparing for the ascent to ... read more

 

Member of our New Year's expedition to Orizaba Renat Ahmedshin uploaded three photos from the first part of his journey. He had already made a successful acclimatization climb to La Malinche and is now preparing for the ascent to Orizaba. His companion in the Mexican top - our constant Mexican guide Israel Breton.