How to get there:
Popocatépetl is quite close to Mexico City,
a short bus ride take you to a lodge below the
glacier covering the main summit. Route description:
We basically left the lodge and hiked more or
less straight up to the rim. The conditions were
hard, blue ice part of the way, crampons and axe
absolutely needed. The day before our climb a
person died after slipping unable to self arrest.
At the rim, one follows it a while counter clockwise to
reach the highest point. Comments:
This is a very nice place to enjoy the views on a clear
day. The crater itself is also impressive. Since we climbed
there has been an eruption, so much may have changed
on the local scale.