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.