King Of The Castle

And you are the dirty rascal. Or not. But anyway, last year I climbed up Iztaccihuatl, Mexico’s third highest mountain. Almost all the way to the top! But not quite. So we are giving it another go this weekend. We leave early tomorrow to climb roughly halfway up the mountain to the 4,700 metre point on day one. After a night freezing our nads off in a tent, we’ll set off at 5am to go the rest of the way, up the La Mujer Dormida’s knees, across a glacier, and on to her breasts – the 5,200 metre summit.

I’ll take a few photos, particularly of the climb beyond the point we got to last year. But I’m mostly going to try and take some video. I took a few seconds of footage last year, but it wasn’t really much good. The best effort is below. If you want to see the photos of last years effort then just click here. Otherwise, wish me luck…!

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6 thoughts on “King Of The Castle

  1. Kim G says:

    Go get ’em! I’m impressed. Do you need to use ropes and pitons, or is it more or less just a steep, arduous hike with little oxygen?

    Why November? Wouldn’t it have been easier to do it in the summer?

    I’d love to try it myself one day.


    Kim G


    • It didn’t turn out to be a happy story. See todays blog post đŸ˜¦

      You’ll have to be satisfied with being impressed with last years effort for now.

      No real special equipment needed. Except for crampons to get across the glacier. Climbing season is from November to March – dry season! You can climb anytime of year, but in rainy season you’re likely to get wet and miserable, and see nothing but cloud. Which isn’t much fun! Winter is colder, but clearer.


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