Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mexico's Big 7 - No 4

I've been listing the seven biggest mountains in Mexico over the last few months. The Magnificent Mexican 7 if you like. At number 4 in the list? The Nevado de Toluca, which I'll be climbing in about 10 days from now.

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It's a big mountain at 4,680 m (15,354 ft) tall, and has two very picturesque lakes in the crater. I say it's a mountain but it is in fact a volcano. It hasn't erupted for a long time, which is just as well, because the last time it did erupt it left Mexico City 2 ft deep in fine sand. It would cause severe disruption to about 30 million people in fact.

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