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!
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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