Hiking in Mexico: An Aztec Love Story

After climbing Mexico’s 6th highest peak, La Malinche, we set our sights even higher. As we continued heading north we couldn’t help but be drawn to the two volcanoes named Izta and Popo towering over 17,000 feet elevation. Come along with us and watch the video below as we reach new heights on our hike up the 17,160 foot tall Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s 3rd highest peak! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss any of our upcoming adventures!

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Our hike up Izta took us into unknown territory. Neither one of us had ever been above 14,600 feet elevation, which left a lot of uncertainty as we prepared to head above 17,000 feet. The journey up Izta began at an already lung-burning 13,000 feet elevation. Sleeping at such a high elevation can be tough, but luckily the Alde heating system in our T@B Rocky kept us nice and toasty!

Heading up Izta gave us amazing views of nearby smoking Popo, let us scramble up steep rocks and traverse across snowfields, and gave us a taste of what higher elevations feel like. To see more of our experience on this beautiful dormant volcano and learn a little more of the legend of Izta and Popo make sure to watch our YouTube video!

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3 Comments

  1. Reply

    Sherry Sauter

    July 7, 2019

    Wow thank you for sharing this beautiful experience. <3

  2. Reply

    Scott Bratt

    July 7, 2019

    You guys do the coolest stuff! I am planning an Alaska trip in a couple of years and want to go to some of those placed you guys went to. It will be a summer long trip, starting in mid-May so we can go to Glacier and ride our bikes on Going to the Sun Rd without vehicle traffic. Then on to Jasper and Banff, then on to Alaska. Thanks for inspiring us old folks to try some of this stuff!

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    Mike

    July 10, 2019

    1. This vid does not look like “rocky” but a new 400. So does new camper have the same name?
    – I found your site when deciding to buy a T@B, but really want T@B for my own adventures. Finally purchased 300 BD, but hasn’t got a name yet.
    – does vehicle also have a name?
    – I guess you now have bath, more space, less setup/take-down, larger foot print so harder to park… I guess some feedback on the new wouldn’t hurt. FT vs PT camping is also a huge difference.
    – Personally I wanted a bath, mostly for hanging wet clothing/boots to dry because planned camping means rain.

    2. Obviously camper does not have enough storage space. Would be nice to see how your experience has determined storage locations and extras like roof boxes and how they are used. Where do you store the expensive equipment, I’m thinking camper when in use otherwise inside vehicle. What about say camp chairs?

    3. Never mentioned, but I prefer to cook outside so camper doesn’t smell like food, don’t have to worry about splatter… Cooking just never seemed mentioned in any videos (eating maybe).

    4. I guess exterior shelter has again never been discussed…. If your staying 1 night why bother, if your staying a week and using as your base camp then perhaps additional shelter for sun/rain is worth while.

    5. On those long excursions, it would be nice to know what issues you had. IE: no propane to heat/cook, broken whatever, water access, tools needed to get back on road… What spare parts should one make sure to bring along?

    So, beyond your video, but if you know a better place for me to query please send link(s). I do see opportunity for additional videos with the above content.

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