Ixta Express 

January 17 - 22, 2020

Climb the 8th Highest Mountain in North America 

6 Days. Two Summits. 17, 159 ft. 


It’s time to be fully engaged in your life. How? Climb a mountain. 

The first step toward full engagement living is adventure. We have the plan to support your launch. 


Join Matt Walker of MWA on a summit climb of Itzaccihuatl, the eighth-highest peak in North America. This trip is the perfect introduction to high altitude mountain climbing and includes breathtaking views of the Mexican high country. 

Ixta is known in Aztec mythology as the “Sleeping Lady” and with your imagination, you can see the head, breast, belly, knees and feet of the mountain along the skyline when viewed from Amecameca. 

This 6-day summit expedition will challenge you, inspire you, and call on you to step fully into your own unique personal leadership style.  

All in a six-day window from leaving your home.

Together we will climb the 8th highest mountain in North America, engage with the local culture each day and meet challenge head on - live in the adventure. 

Is this for you?

Are you ready to challenge yourself beyond your preconceived notions of what is possible?  

Are you living day-to-day, surving but not thriving? Are you ready to join a team that will simultaneaously support you to be a better individual in the world and call you to step forward with clarity and confidence?  

Are you ready to unplug from the noise of the world, your professional demands, the burdens of your everyday, and focus on what really matters to you?

The Details?

This is open to all physically fit individuals, no previous climbing experience necessary.  

We cover the logistics and details in full. The question you have to ask yourself: am I ready to play big in the world and have my thoughts, desires, and actions be in alignment? 

If the answer is 'yes' - click below and join us. This expedition supports this engagement. We are going. You should be with us.  

The Experience

Small Team: 3 Climbers  

Team Led by Matt Walker  

Two Summits: Ixta (17,159 ft) and Toluca (15,350 ft.) - Mexico City, Mexico

Dates: Nov 1 - 6, 2019 and Jan 17 - 20, 2020

Trip Includes:  

  • One US-based AMGA certified guide
  • Mexican logistics support 
  • Two nights hotel in Mexico City 
  • One night hotel Amecameca
  • One night moutnan refuge
  • One night tented camp
  • All group equipment, such as tents, stoves, etc.
  • All land transport in Mexico
  • Park fees and climbing permits

Trip Does Not Include:  

  • International round-trip airfare Mexico
  • Meals, transport, and lodging outside the regular itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages and bottled drinks
  • Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure 
  • Personal gear (see gear list)
  • Personal snacks and lunch foods 
  • Optional Single Room Supplement (hotels only)
  • Tips and gratuities

More Details:  

  • Climbing Skill Level - open to all physically fit individuals, no previous climbing experience necessary. 
  • All group and technical gear included. You will be responsible for personal clothing and footwear. 

Total Price: $2850  

This isn't an amusement park ride.

To create shift and change in our lives we have to show up fully. You are not a 'client' on this expedition. You are a member of the team. This is a co-created experience. 

Summit Mexico’s Itzaccihuatl, the eighth-highest peak in North America 

This trip is a great introduction to high altitude mountain climbing and offers an unprecendented opportunity to gain experience within a short travel window from the United States and Canada. 

The expedition begins with a climb of Nevado de Toluca, 15,350 feet, and is located near the colonial city of Toluca, a couple of hours outside of Mexico City. Toluca is the fourth highest peak in Mexico an surrounded by two picturesque crater lakes - Lake of the Moon and Lake of the Sun. 

After summiting Nevado de Toluca we head to Iztaccihuatl. Ixta, as it is also known, is also called “The Sleeping Woman” in reference to the profile of the mountain when viewed from the town of Amecameca. We will overnight in a historic hacienda in Amecameca where we will recover from our climb and travel while we prepare for the upcoming ascent of Ixta. 

From Amecameca we travel up the mountain to the Pass of Cortés (Paso de Cortés), the saddle between the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl to our base camp refugio, at 13,000 feet. We will tke advantage of a day hike for further acclimation. We will then ascend the La Arista del Sol (Ridge of the Sun) route to the high camp at 15,400 feet. From high camp, we will wake early to begin our ascent pre-dawn. Our climb will make a long rising traverse to the summit of Izta at 17,159 feet. 

Following our summit climb we will descend to the trailhead for transport back to Mexico City for a celebration dinner and much apprecaited shower and bed. 

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