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Ascent to Volcán Popocatépetl-Pass of Cortes in 1989-01

Climber: Rob Hiemstra

Others in Party:Janet
Mom
Date:January, 1989
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Point Reached:Volcán Popocatépetl - Pass of Cortes
    Location:Mexico
    Elevation:11680 ft / 3560 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove up road from the east from Puebla to Tlamacas Lodge at 3947 m, walked a little ways up to towards Popocatepetl, and then drove down to Amecameca to the west, in 1987 VW Fox. Humungous potholes on ascent road, big enough to drive in, through, and out of. Tiny villages on the way, astonished to see us drive by in a small car! Felt very short-of-breath taking just a few steps from parking lot. Walked only about 100 m at pass before returning to vehicle for descent.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3806 ft / 1160 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3806 ft / 1160 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3806 ft / 1160 m
    Route:Eastern road from Puebla
    Start Trailhead:Puebla  7874 ft / 2399 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3806 ft / 1160 m
    Route:Western road to Amecameca
    End Trailhead:Amecameca  7874 ft / 2399 m



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