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Walking from town, we strode through the poofy dust, and went up to the Cave of the Dead at 12,000 feet. Impatient and quite alive, we left the Cave and started up in the dark toward Mexico’s highest peak, 18,701-foot Pico de Orizaba or CitlaltÚpetl, as the Aztecs called it.

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The mountain ministers and their machine, ready to drive to Mexico City in 1959.
Gerry is in the red parka.
Photo by Eloise Roach
En route with the Lampmobile in 1960.
Gerry, falling in love with 17,342-foot Iztaccihuatl in 1959. 17,887-foot PopocatÚpetl, seen from high on Iztaccihuatl.
18,701-foot Orizaba, seen from the North.
All photos from the Gerry Roach Collection
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