Pico de Orizaba, summit day

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At the wee hour of 11:30PM, we wake up to climb the mountain for the sunrise. We link up with a Peruvian and get to it. Some easy climbing until the altitude takes its toll beyond 16,000 feet, after frequent breaks I am successful and see one of the most epic sunrises of my life complete with the setting moon near the top of the peaks shadow.

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Feeling like shit on the summit, but very happy at 18,491 feet above sea level. Photo courtesy of Jake

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