Idea: Leave home, climb and ski North America's highest volcano, Mexico's Pico de Orizaba, and return home...in a weekend.
Traveling from sea level and climbing to Orizaba's 18,500-foot summit in a weekend...hurt.
Grayson Schaffer and Caroline Gleich agreed to my idea. And I'm glad they did, because they were the perfect partners for such a terrible/awesome idea.
photos Grayson Schaffer, Caroline Gleich, and me