Alan Arnette has barely gotten home from a successful summit on Aconcagua and now he’s off to Mexico to climb Orizaba, an 18,880 foot volcano. His latest dispatch announces that he has arrived in Mexico City, and soon he’ll be heading out to Tlachichuca, the gateway city to the mountain. If everything goes according to plan, he and his team, will be making their summit bid on Saturday, January 27th.
As you know from reading my post on Alan’s adventures, this is the next climb in his Road Back To Everest: Memories Are Everything project. It’s the final major tune-up before he returns to the Himalaya in the Spring as he continues his efforts to climb to raise awareness and money for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Alan has also announced that he’ll be speaking at several fund raising events for that organization in March. You’ll be able to catch him in Santa Clara and Palo Alto on March 4th and 5th, and then again at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder, Colorado on March 13th. He’ll be making a presentation with pictures from his various climbs and drumming up support for this very important cause. So, if you’re in those areas, be sure to drop by and introduce yourself. I know Alan would love to meet everyone.
Good luck in Mexico Alan. Don’t drink the water! 😉