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Iztaccihuatl Volcano, Mexico

In November 2009, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer traveled to Mexico and climbed the volcano Iztaccihuatl with a group of blind children.

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Iztaccihuatl Volcano Mexico

Popo taken from Ixta (Jeff Evans)

Iztaccihuatl Volcano Mexico

Erik taking a photo while near the summit of Ixta (Jeff Evans)

Erik Weihenmayer

Erik in Mexico City airport pretending to panhandle (Jeff Evans)

Iztaccihuatli Volcano

Sunrise on Ixta…near the summit (Jeff Evans)

Iztaccihuatli Volcano

Interview near the summit (Fabiola Miranda)

Iztaccihuatli Volcano

Climbing down from high camp on Ixta with Popo in the background (Ben Metz)

Iztaccihuatli Volcano

Group resting after descending from summit on Ixta (Ben Metz)

Iztaccihuatl Volcano

Erik and Jeff rock climbing outside of Mexico City (Hector Poncedeleon)

Iztaccihuatl Volcano

High camp on Ixta (Ben Metz)