Saturday, September 27, 2008

Training Day

There are at least 6 of us who are going to climb Izta, and we've arranged a training day visit to the Nevado de Toluca. It's a pretty big mountain itself, being the fourth biggest in Mexico. So it's only one place behind Izta itself!

But it has an advantage. You can drive up to the crater where there are two lakes. Really, it's a get together, to experience altitude, wear in any new boots, and climb to the very summit.

We will be doing it on my birthday, 19th October which will be a nice change to the normal beer drinking parties! Although we will have a BBQ while we're there. You can see from the satellite photo below the lakes and the will be the first time I've seen snow in a few years!