Off to Leeds/Bradford airport this morning for my connecting flight to Heathrow and then non-stop to Mexico City where I will arrive at around 6.30pm local time. This is seven hours behind the UK.
I meet Derek in Mexico City. He has spent a few days in the States.
When we get there, our two principal objectives will be Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba. Here is a shot from Google Earth showing where they are [click on the image for better clarity].
Iztaccihuatl is just over 40 miles south east of Mexico City. Orizaba is about 120 miles to the east.
We have a short stop in Mexico City, primarily to stock up on some final provisions, and then we are off.