The La Malinche Challenge

La Malinche is a 14,600-foot dormant volcano near Puebla and I intend to climb it.

La Malinche, as seen from Zacatelco, Mexico

La Malinche (14,635'), as seen from Zacatelco, Mexico (~7,300')

La Malinche is also known as Matlacueitl, Malintzin, and Matlalcuéyetl and named in part after the infamous Nahua woman, concubine to Hernán Cortés, who is simultaneously portrayed to as a traitor, mother, and heroine of Mexico.  Seems intimidating, though, from the picture above, the 7000’+ difference might as well be a molehill.  More soon….

 

México, D.F.

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One Response

  1. note the ~3,000m (10,000 ft?) ‘death-line’ where levels of oxygen no longer sustain life.

    : )

    tough hike there, but worth it, probably…

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