SFS Mexico Volcanoes Expedition complete

Our last Summit For Someone climb of 2008 has just returned from Mexico, where participants Syd Jones, of New York, and Bruce Middleton, of Austin, Texas, attempted the two highest (climbable) volcanoes in the country,  17,158-foot Iztaccihuatl and 18,410-foot Pico de Orizaba, during a 10-day trip led by Sierra Mountaineering International.

Syd Jones wrote us after he returned:

“The trip was good. Kurt W, and Deb L from SMI are awesome. I had some stomach issues on Ixta, and didn’t summit. But recovered for the bigger prize of Orizaba, and made the summit. Overall it was a terrific experience, made all the better since it supports a great cause. :-)”

There’s still one spot open on the 2009 Summit For Someone Mexico Volcanoes expedition!



Climbers near the summit of Ixta. (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

Climbers near the summit of Ixta. (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

Climbers on the summit of Ixta (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

Climbers on the summit of Ixta (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

From left, SFS climber Bruce Middleton, SFS climber Syd Jones, and SMI guide Kurt Wedberg on the summit of Pico de Orizaba. (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

From left, SFS climber Bruce Middleton, SFS climber Syd Jones, and SMI guide Kurt Wedberg on the summit of Pico de Orizaba. (Photo by Kurt Wedberg/Sierra Mountaineering International)

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