Today I had yet another frustrated attempt to climb Iztaccíhuatl via Arista de la Luz.
Despite the supposedly great weather forecast, I opted to turn back down when I reached Láminas hut this morning after encountering falling hail, strong winds and null visibility. On the bright side, I logged a nice workout after muling up 12 kg of mountaineering gear for ~2,000 meters from San Rafael. Also managed to not switch into mountaineering boots during the whole 18.75 km hike, which made it a lot more comfortable.
This little doggie joined me for most of the way and even protected me from strangers we encountered along the route. He definitely earned a tasty snack while we briefly stopped at our highest point!
Rest of the photos are here or in the slideshow below: