Location: Mexico, Mexico 

Height: 5,230m AMSL

Date Summited: November 1st, 2009, at 08:18  (CDT) – local time

Expedition: Instructional

Route: West face, the Ayoloco Glacier


In late October 2009, I left by myself for Mexico with the goal of climbing Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba. This expedition served as high altitude training and glacier familiarization. Iztaccihuatl is a beautiful volcano. It is located near Puebla and stands at 5,230m AMSL, making it the third highest point in Mexico. I climbed Izta on the West face, the Ayoloco Glacier. I reached the summit on November 1st, 2009, at 08:18 local time. This expedition was also dedicated to the Canadian Cancer Society, Heatlhpartners, and Centraide. This expedition was made possible through the support of NDHQ Ottawa, and 438 Squadron.

Antoine on the summit of Iztaccihuatl

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