Mexico Volcanoes Scott Cardona, Ian Liao, and Michael Lucero

Our Adventure in Mexico on a quest to summit the third highest peak in North America - Pico de Orizaba

Our trip begins in the heart of Mexico City

Zocalo - James Bond Spectre Opening Scene

Delicious street food everywhere

Fresh food at the market

Lots of artwork

Over 20 million people in Mexico City

Chapultepec Castle
Main entry into Castle

A Beautiful Castle with lots of History, Artwork, and Style

The grounds around and on top of the castle

Painted art on the walls

Execution Style

Grand dining room

Majestic Hallways

Love Birds

Palacio de Bellas Artes

Palacio de Bellas Artes

The first climb, Volcan Iztaccihuatl 17,160 feet

Our Ascent Begins on Thanksgiving Day 2016

Volcan Popocat├ępetl, an active volcano closed to climbers. This location is our starting point in the basin

The Trek Begins

Popo is starting to smoke

Pretty easy so far

Keep on climbing

Immaculate views

High Camp ~15,000 feet - time to refuel and sleep before our summit push at 0300

Nothing like sleeping above the clouds
On Top of the world

Iztaccihuatl Summit Time

Heavenly Views

Volcano Peaks in the Distance

Iztaccihuatl Summit 17,160 feet - Great Job boys!

Popocat├ępetl Eruption

Shortly after we start our descent, Popo decides to erupt!!

Uh oh, I hear explosions
Popo is Angry
Surreal Feeling to Witness all this Power

Popo ended up erupting over 300 times in the next 24 hours. The ash plume floated over our heads and created a massive shadow along the earth.

Pico de Orizaba - Our Quest to 18,491 Feet
On our way to base camp

Prepping the gear

On the glacier

Only an hour away from sunrise

Orizaba's Shadow

Pico De Orizaba Summit 18,491 Feet

The Crater
Third highest peak in north america

Time to go down, don't slip!

On the way down
Teotihuacan Ruins
Sitting on Pyamid of the Moon

Pyramid of the Sun in the Background

Time to Celebrate Our Adventure

Thank you to Alfredo, the best guide ever, and to Orizaba Mountain Guides

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Scott Cardona

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