Popocatepetl goin' off!

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D'Wolf

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 4, 2013 - 09:15pm PT
Seems a few airlines have cancelled flights. Doesn't appear to be a major eruption at the moment but one never knows...

Thom
Dr. Christ

Mountain climber
State of Mine
Jul 4, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Oh come on. At least post a picture.



or a video

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Jul 4, 2013 - 09:48pm PT
I love the video, even in black & white and no volcano sounds.

As they say in Mexico: "SUNNY-BEACHES!!"
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 4, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
I find it amazing that my 1988 ascent was so close to the 1994 cutoff due to increased activity.

Lucky to have taken the opportunity. My good friend Clicerio Avilez, a Mexican physicist who I worked with from about 1980 until his death in 1991, wrote to me in a letter "today I was able to see Popocatepetl from Mexico City and thought of you. I would like to climb it with you some day" But he was not able that one time that my colleague and climbing partner Lawrence Wencke and I had ventured down in December to a collaboration meeting, and a foray up that mountain.

To me, Popocatepetl is a reminder that we should not put off to the future the fulfillment of our dreams.

Here's to you Clicerio, that mountain blazes with your spirit.
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Jul 5, 2013 - 01:13am PT
Nice words, Ed.
I was on Popo in 1990.
A smoking Popo in 1997, from my last trip to the Volcanos. Popo was of...
A smoking Popo in 1997, from my last trip to the Volcanos. Popo was off limits and was covered in ash and dark cinders. little to no snow cover.
Credit: TYeary
Popo in '97 from Izta.
TY
hamie

Social climber
Thekoots
Jul 5, 2013 - 03:02am PT
1965
"On top of Old Popo,
All covered in snow"
Crater of Popo.
Crater of Popo.
Credit: hamie

Wearing a down jacket in Mexico, and still cold.
Summit of Popo.
Summit of Popo.
Credit: Gordie D.
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Jul 5, 2013 - 03:07am PT
Thanks for the cool shots, hamie.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 5, 2013 - 04:32am PT
hey there say, all... thanks for posting all the pics of volcano...
and the neat trip stories of 'yesterdays' :)


hope things will be okay for all the folks in mexico :O

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jul 5, 2013 - 06:38am PT
In 1985 with Rob Grandfield and three others. I think I still have a summit pic of the five of us.

Orizaba and Ixta (I was the only one for Ixta, the others were too tired after Popo) too.

In 1971 my late brother Mac and I climbed Mt St Helens. Walking on ground that is no longer there.
Jacemullen

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jul 5, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
I was in the area last december to climb Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltepetl) and took some pictures of Popo in my travels. This was while it was still doing it's thing but before the recent increase in activity.

Popo from my bus seat
Popo from my bus seat
Credit: Jacemullen
Popo with it's characteristic smoke trail from my plane home. Sunrise,...
Popo with it's characteristic smoke trail from my plane home. Sunrise, Dec. 2012.
Credit: Jacemullen
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Aug 12, 2013 - 03:39am PT
Amazing, isn't it. Nature. When I climbed Popo in 1985, snow all the way to the crater, now it looks bare.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 12, 2013 - 04:15am PT
Just as a matter of curiosity, what is the penalty for hopping the fence on one of these cones? That is if there is a fence.

Do they simply re-patriate your Gringo butt?

No offence, my southern amigos, but I have been kicked out of the Canadian Provincial Park in the Bugs because of "fire danger." We were not re-patriated, just banished to Edgewater for a week instead...

Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Aug 12, 2013 - 07:18am PT
Oh jeez, fence hopping is a serious offense in some parts of the world. You can get shot, or have a mad bull ream you. I wouldn't advise it, but then, I was never good at giving advice.
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