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Viva Mexico!

Senior CMS Guide, Steve Johnson, has been living the jet setting life style. Over the past three months, Steve has lead three separate Mexico expeditions.

The first was to the limestone cliffs of Potrero Chico. Great clients, temperatures, and climbs made this trip amazing. The cherry on top was that every pitch was sport climbing. No need to bring the big heavy rack. All you need are the draws and a smile.

The second trip was to the peaks of La Malinche and Orizaba (18,850’). This trip differed from our normal Mexico’s 2 Giants expedition. It was a shorter trip and they climbed La Malinche (14,640’) as an acclimatization hike instead of the normal Iztaccihuatl (17,343’). Steve was accompanied by another CMS Guide, Roy Leggett, and four clients. Although not all the clients made it to the summit of Orizaba it sounded like the trip was a blast. The clients and guides came back with some amazing stories. Although I don’t think that I heard them all. One of the clients told me what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico.

Steve just recently returned from his third trip to Mexico. This time it was for our normal Mexico 2 Giants expedition. He was accompanied with another CMS Guide, Russell Hunter. This trip had five clients. The trip started off with the team heading to Teotihuacan, a large archeological site containing different pyramid structures. After that the team went to climb Izta then traveled to Orizaba. Everyone on this trip summited Orizaba.

As the expedition manager, I can’t be happier the way these trips went. I’ve heard nothing but good things from the clients. Our guides, Steve, Russell, and Roy have done an amazing job.

Steve is now on his way to Ecuador to climb Cayambe (18,997’) and Cotopaxi (19,347’) with three clients. Look for that trip report in the near future. Steve did mention to me that if anyone would like to contact him about these trips, feel free to call him at 720-635-6068.

If you have any questions about any of our expeditions feel free to contact me. I’d love to help you out in any way. I hope to hear from you soon.

Take care,

E.J. Nogaski
Expedition Manager
Colorado Mountain School
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