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Paso de Cortes | Hiking High Altitude (Izta) Volcano | English | Subtitles | Best Hikes in Mexico

Catherine: Whoever’s like, downwind from me is gonna get like, this awful smell Josh: Well we already get a weird smell if we’re downwind from you! Hey guys, so I
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video Hey, good morning guys, so today we are on our way to two volcanoes –
Popo / Itza, so we’re just going to stop for some breakfast. So we spent a cool night in a hotel, so if you haven’t seen any of their earlier
videos, then you wouldn’t know that despite… so Mexico’s (Mexico City) very high in altitude, so it’s warm in the day but very cold at night, so I got down below freezing last
night, so a lot of the hotel rooms actually, every hotel room so far, has not
had heat so you just use a lot of blankets, so we are… that’s why I have my
winter coat on stuff on at the moment but yeah, so anyway, we’re gonna grab some breakfast, and then we’re going to head to the volcanoes, we’re going to hike partly up one, I was gonna
say this is my first volcano but it’s actually not… Nevado de Toluca yesterday was actually a volcano and I didn’t realize it, so today I’ll be hiking up my first potentially active volcano. at least the one beside us is gonna be active, so should be fun! So I got distracted telling my story before, the whole reason I was talking about how cold it was is because the pipes froze this morning so
we couldn’t have a shower. So this morning I am trying something called Flautas, should be good Catherine had him yesterday, and she enjoyed them so, I’m
gonna try them for the first time today So, these are the flautas as you can see, they’re kind of like a roll
pastry, oh they’re really nice and warm Chris: It’s a tortilla, it’s the barbacoa meat rolled up in a tortilla and then deep fried. with cream and lettuce and cheese on top Josh: That looks delicious Catherine: Yeah, they are one of my favorite things from last time we were here Josh: Yeah? Chris: Yeah, it’s hot, which is really good with the cold we have right now. Adam: That is really good Josh: What did you say it was Chris? Chris: Consome it’s called. It’s a soup made with the fat from, from cooking
the meat Catherine: It smells sorta like beef stew or something Adam: It’s really good Josh: what’s the verdict? Catherine: It tastes a lot like beef stew Josh: So we just finished breakfast and
it was really fun they really enjoyed us actually had all the four of us take
a group picture they’re gonna put us on their Facebook page
they probably don’t get too many non Mexican tourists in this area so it was
kind of fun food was really good so… Now we’re on our way to the volcanoes! So Oxxo is our new best friend, it’s kind of like well they have 7-eleven here but
it’s yeah, it’s bigger than 7-eleven and it’s got everything that we need and, we come
here like six hundred times a day warming up sir? Adam: Ah yes! Pooch! Josh: Hi puppy! So many stray doggies walking around, but they all seem pretty, relatively healthy all their coats are always nice –
they aren’t like matted up and gross looking Catherine: I do see them eat garbage and stuff though Josh: Oh, there’s another dude over there, so much twisting and turning, I’m sorry. Imagine seeing gas prices like, five hundred and twenty eight, twenty two, but at least it’s paseos Mexican Christmas Tree Farms? Alright, so we’re about halfway up the
mountain/volcano and we decided that we were going to stop and get some
pictures of the view because we’re not sure exactly what side of the volcano
we’re gonna be at when we get to the top so in case we don’t get this view again…
here’s what we’re looking at. Alright so we made it to the top, so we’re at
paso de cortes which is the passage that is between the two volcanoes, so one is
hikable, one is not, so I’m gonna go over here I’m going to show you that they
actually have the road to the Popo blocked off because that is the active
volcano we should be able to see the smoke coming out of it and it is active,
they’re actively watching it, so that’s one reason why we’re not allowed to go on that one Okay, so we’re going to go into the visitor center here now and pay And then we are going to be hiking that volcano on that side Okay! Here we go, we made it. Second high altitude hike of my life Chris: We’re up like 5,000 kilometers … or 5000 meters! Adam: Good thing we have the gas tank! Chris: We’re going to the moon guys! Josh: Yes, so it is all ash? Yeah? Wow. My first ash walk. Unless there was ash at the other one, which I’m not sure that there was. Chris: Up on top of the rim, I think there might have been some, but it wasn’t pure ash Josh: Oh, okay So, I can already feel the results of the hike already, like I don’t know, the lack of oxygen helps….not being able to climb well It takes a lot more breath to be able to hike up a mountain side It’s a cool experience. If you’ve never done a high altitude hike, it’s really something
interesting to experience. because, I don’t know, it’s not what you expect. Like you expect to be able to
do exactly the same as what you would at sea level but, it’s not even, probably
terrible for vlogging because I’m half the time in this huffing and puffing So this is gonna be quite the steep
ascent here, let’s see how it plays on our bodies, and my feet, it’s slippery. Catherine: This side is better because there is a little bit of rock Chris: The middle there, the really smoggy part is the stop between Guanavarca and Mexico City which are both big polluters Josh: Crazy that it cuts out the view. Like you can’t Chris: Yeah. it’s like it was a cloudy day, but it’s perfectly sunny Catherine: I’m so glad it’s like crystal clear here though Josh: Yeah because it was pretty clody this morning, because we can see the
mountain there when we ate breakfast or the volcano there where we ate breakfast Chris: It’s like you don’t breathe super regularly Catherine: So suddenly you’re not getting enough oxygen and you’re like ugh!! Chris: Basically what happens is everyone has sleep apnea at altitude Josh: Oh yeah? Catherine: I remember like dead women’s pass campsite and I felt like shortness of breath Chris: I’ve never actually had that experience See anywhere that I’ve slept, I’ve been acclimatized to sufficiently other than when I climbed in Guatemala Josh: Such a beautiful trail. I’ve never experienced geography or
climate like this before. Love the way it looks. it’s just so weird being so open like even with all
the trees there’s it’s not like super thick, yeah it does seem fake like if I were to design a video game
and I didn’t want to put too much work into doing all the trees this is what I
would do. It still looks awesome, but it is a lazy day at the office Chris: What’s probably happened to a lot of this, is fire Josh: Oh yeah? Chris: All it takes is one fire to wipe out all the trees and then they don’t recover yeah so, like that’s what happened in Venezuela, even that wasn’t high altitude in Venezuela but there was a area looks quite similar to
down there, but they had, about ten years ago they had a big fire, and it was
like almost the jungle before that. and after that it looked exactly like down there. Like the odd tree right around the water. I know! Look at the front of my pants compared to the back, versus the side! Catherine: You have black in your mouth again. You’ve gotta kept your mouth shut. Adam: I’m getting a free meal – I don’t care Catherine: Eating old dust Adam: Hey! That’s my dust! Josh: Haha, yeah, leave that for him! We’re doing pretty good, shed some layers we’re all
pretty much covered in an ash, but so far so good. We figure we have to go to one
of the rocks, right up in the center Yeah you follow the path up you can see there’s a look off and we
think you’ll be able to see out that way when we get up there. Adam I’ve yet to
see you use your cutoff pants as cut-off pants. Why is that? Adam: Last time I used my cutoff pants as cutoff pants, I ripped the bottom of the cutoff pants Too strong for your
own good? Adam: Yup, blew right out of them with all the mussles. Catherine: I think I sewed them for you didn’t I? Adam: Ah not yet, you were planning on it Josh: And how long ago was that? Adam: That was a LONG time ago Catherine: That was a long time ago. I forgot all about it Adam: I think I threw them out actually Josh: Just in case we ever feel like we’re
carrying too much… all right we’re at the top you guys are gonna get the reveal as
I get the reveal Very nice! Nothing there? Catherine: Bathroom. Josh: Bathroom. For everybody or just Chris? Oh…Chris is up there, never mind Oh boy, I think this is going off for the trek
up. Yup, good luck! Your camera is going to be destroyed! Josh: So much easily walking down! Adam: Come down this way, it’s really easy Oh wow! Josh: Yeah I’m not doing that. Oh!! The smoke, that’s what everybody’s looking at. I thought it was the person
running down the mountain that everybody’s looking at. Adam: It’s a long way to go. It would be nice if we had a squirrel suit Chris: This would be a good spot for a squirrel suit except you’d like already have to be kind of experienced to launch here Catherine: I don’t think they is a good spot Chris: If you were experienced enough to launch. You could launch from that rock up there maybe Josh: I’ve been recording
for a while – didn’t even know Adam: Good thing you didn’t say anything bad about the viewers! Josh: I guess not! Don’t worry viewers, I’d never say
anything bad about you when the cameras on! Or when the cameras off! See that I’m pretty sure that’s proof
since I didn’t even know it was going wasn’t even bashing them. It’s funny, I
don’t think bashing your viewers would help increase your viewership, but you
know, some people like to be tortured like that, so if you do, you all suck! If
you don’t, you’re all wonderful! Subscribe to the channel. Adam your dust is crazy I’m going to get your dust cloud maybe. Let’s see how it goes. It’s not sand! It’s volcanic ash. Do not eat it although it does taste pretty good I can
tell. Ya that’s right, we have It kind of tastes like sand. Chris: You can see the smog. You can see the wind blowing this way has brought the smog to us which actually makes Mexico City quite happy Adam: We just had a nice discussion about a Fenis Josh: Ha! That’s right. Hey
Catherine! come back here, give us your input. Do you want one? Do you need one? Adam: How would you clean it hun? Catherine: It would just be too messy Josh: Why do you say that? Catherine: Let’s say you put your hand on the end of a tap… Haven’t you ever done that? That’s all I can envision Chris: I’m assuming their better designed than that! Catherine: But I feel as though if you positioned it wrong Josh: It’s not like it’s just a hose Adam: Why don’t we get you a Fenis… Catherine: No, that’s just disgusting. Then where do you put it? like Chirs’ funnel or something? Like you put it in a bag and just like keep it…? Hey! It would just be like one of those bags people carry on them You just strap it to your waste under under a belt Catherine: Pee soaked. Whoever’s like down wind from me is going to get this odd smell Josh: Well we already get a
weird smell if we’re down wind from you! Adam: If you’re peeing your pants regardless, you may as well use a Fenis Catherine: I don’t know.. I’m not totally sold on the idea but it does make sense Josh: Yeah it does Adam: We can get you one of those jumbo slushy straws if you want? Catherine: I will pass on that, thank you Chris: Yeah, I don’t think that’s how it works Adam: I could fashion…sorta a cup area. Josh: Well there you go, see that’s a loving husband right there he’s willing to put it work,
for you Catherine: I think for a giant straw you would need really good accuracy Adam: You’ve been doing it all these years and don’t have awesome accuracy at this point? I know of Russian women that can pee across the room into a toilet Josh: He’s seen it Catherine: Is that like a skill? Adam: Ahhh, yup! Catherine: Well, I’ve never actually tried! So I can’t say I can’t do it Chris: I feel like, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near the practice area Adam: Wait a minute…how many times have you done this? Oh 30? Ok. Well someone has to take the video of it Chris: Well Josh is the videographer Josh: That’s right, I’ll take one for the team Catherine: So it’s gotta be sand Josh: It’s not sand!! There’s hardly anything in there, oh my gosh, this is a waste of video clip. Catherine: Well, last wear of these pants. Catherine: And first wear. Chris: I have a washing machine Catherine: There is ash in the actual toe print. Look! How close can you get? Josh: Ah, well, let’s see Catherine: Can you see it? Actually in the toe print. Adam: This would be the perfect time to commit a crime…with your foot. Catherine: Yeah, because it won’t match Chris: That’s weird Josh: Lots of burning here. Believe everything
that is dark is the aftermath of burning Oh! These are the roadblocks that they’re
talking about! If these are the Mexican…oh the horse! Catherine: Their having a blast in the street come on guys! Josh: Get out of the way! Oh!! Adam: Topes! Chris: This was the place that is sketchy at night Josh: Yeah, probably because of the dog gangs This guy’s not even… what’s he
doing! Hello! Jeez. So just we arrived at our next Airbnb and we’re taking off our socks
and stuff since we’re going to have showers since we’re all covered with ash and stuff and
then I discovered this when I took off my socks. So gross Hey guys, I just want to
say thank you for watching well I’m up here, with the beautiful view. If you guys
liked the video as always hit the thumbs up if you want to see more please
subscribe to the channel. It would be great to see you guys check out more of the Mexico
videos, plus all the other stuff Alright guys, until next time Here, exclusive behind-the-scenes. This is what happens 95% of the time oh I see what you mean what people are
in the cave. Chris: Yeah, I didn’t see it when Adam first mentioned it Josh: You got this? You don’t know. Chris: Everyone will think I just didn’t come…I came up just to translate the sign and then left

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46 thoughts on “Paso de Cortes | Hiking High Altitude (Izta) Volcano | English | Subtitles | Best Hikes in Mexico

  1. Just watched this whole video on my way to work. Dont worry I carpool and I'm not driving this week lol. No heat at the hotel would suck. Warm up with some soup and floutas. That store name almost meant hugs and kisses what was it OXXO or something like that? Beautiful scenery when you were climbing and that would be quite an experience having it be harder to breath up there. Any history or info of the cross that was at the top? Someone die there? Laughing when you talked about designing a level for a video game with minimal effort haha. Ashy feet ewwww 🙂 Beautiful Mexico city and their volcanoes not ran by people, but packs of wild dogs!!! Loved the video Josh

  2. Great video and what a wonderful visit. Must have been very tiring at that altitude and on some of the rocky parts but wonderful to see the volcanoes.The footage around 16:18 is great. Thank you fir sharing.  Enjoyed it all. All the best, Julie.

  3. Hey Josh, great scenery between the volcano's, I cant get over watching how cold it is. As we speak i am traveling north out of FL for a few weeks to find some cooler weather but I will try to keep in touch. Nice narration on this one my friend.

  4. Floutas look bloody delicious….Adam needs to do an urm counter!!!! Your picture quality is really warm and crisp….do you film in 4k? What a stunning drive on the way up to the volcano. The landscape there looks amazing. We would love to try a high altitude hike…..must be very strange. The smoke from the volcano looks wicked. Those dogs….ha so funny! There are loads.

  5. Nice warm soup in the cold morning, the views are amazing along the hike tracks,
    cool challenge and great fun in the group! liked!

  6. Such beautiful views! What an awesome hike. 🙂 I've subbed for more of your travels. I'm a travel vlogger myself, I hope you'll join me on my adventure too.

  7. I went up jungfrau on a train and that altitude had an effect on me. I was recovering from food poisoning at the time though and was warned not to go. Is that volcano dormant or extinct?

  8. Awesome hike Josh! Love the views and the commentary haha. Those dogs at the end were hilarious…and glad you didn't hit any of them lol. Have a great week sir. – Shane

  9. This was amazing i would go knowhere near one of these, i dropped a like and was sent by josh green adventures

  10. Nice, long hike! Btw, that was one ginormous backpack that guy was lugging up the mountain at 16:05. Thanks for sharing this!

  11. Can I walk UP wind? lol. Must admit, I am not a fan of Mexica food but for views like that, I would put up with it, it looked awesome. That dust looks a bit of a pain mind, especially if the wind got up. Got to say, I have heard of finger prints before but never toe prints lol. Cheers Alan

  12. The mountains from the sky look amazing I love the mountains. Great to see you drive through and that's amazing you guys did this climb I had no idea that was ash looks amazing there what a view thumbs up x

  13. Amazing long hike! Wonderful landscape and the views are awesome. Looks like a great adventure! Fantastic video! Thanks for sharing it. Like!

  14. Josh Your filming is super Ist beautiful. 🤗😍 Great Video 👌thank you excellent work !!! Loved it!!!

  15. Uhmmm… I always stutter in front of the camera so I would just use jump cuts to remove all the gibberish, I wish I can talk to the camera naturally like you haha 😂 The ashes that goes into the shoes on the feet is definitely as sign that you guys have conquered the volcano, good work 👊

  16. I love your video you can help me by subscribing to my channel and love my video as I did for you! thank you⭐️⭐️

  17. Hey Josh, What a great video my friend. I love your channel. I can tell you work really hard at putting out content. Thank you for coming by our channel. It means a lot to us. Hope to see you on Saturday. oxoxox CM

  18. You are one of the few channels I would actually watch a 24 minute YouTube video of! Lol The landscape of the hike was crazy looking with all the ash. It was an awesome view at the top. Loved when you started heading back down and you could see smoke stacks coming out of the Volcano! What a great adventure bro. I couldn't believe how many stray dogs there were playing on the road at the end.

  19. Love flautas! I grew up in San Diego, CA and was basically raised on Mexican food. I'd love to travel to Mexico to have it there. What a terrific hike! I love how you filmed the landscape, then cut to you speaking, then back to landscape. Great editing! Cool rock scramble to get to the top. Was it the very top or just where you stopped? That was a lot of ash — in the toe print — LOL!

  20. Ahh/umm – that is humbling to actually keep count! You've been doing some serious hikes lately. Beautiful area!

  21. Absolutely awesome video Josh. That is some stunning video from the top. Thanks for the share and have a great weekend. Take care.

  22. 🌟⭐Hello Josh the travel Guy⭐🌟You are very courageous to climb all over this mountain. But ..what a fantastic view! ⭐🌟
    🍾🍷🍇 Greetings from France🍾🍷🍇

  23. I felt the same way about New Mexico. the actual temperature in June wasn’t too high but the sun was so strong it felt really hot and wore us out easily. But then it cooled nicely at night and we could sleep well while camping. Sorry you didn’t have a hot shower though! That would be really nice when it was so cold. The flautas look really good! I don’t think I’ve ever had them for breakfast though. Its nice the whole group of you could go. That must’ve been fun. That is so funny. So many parallels to New Mexico. We found a stray “town dog” at one of the towns we visited too. It was hot and he looked really thirsty so we gave him some water. But the lady at the gas station said the whole town takes care of him. The volcano is amazing! I definitely need to explore there some time! 🙂

  24. The view all round was amazing 😍 and the umm meter got me counting down with you 😂… so so many dogs especially on the road.

  25. A long hike up a forbidding mountain in a desolate area, no water supply, the sun cooking you at the same time the altitude freezes you….Awesome!!

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